A sweet cookie with a tangy cream cheese icing that melts in your mouth every time you take a bite. They might possibly be the best Christmas Cookies ever!
These cookies are probably my favorite Christmas cookies, ever! When I was growing up, my grandma would spend days in the kitchen baking Christmas cookies. She would pack them all up in a giant tupperware type box for us to take home and eat. We would have to eat them quickly before my dad would consume them all after we went to bed!
I can’t quite pin down the exact reason that I love these cookies so much. There are so many to choose from! They actually live up to their “melt-away” name. When you take a bite, they pretty much melt in your mouth. Mmmmm…I want to go get one right now. The icing is a tangy cream cheese frosting that totally compliments the sweetness of the Melt-Away Christmas cookies. You can color the frosting red and green for Christmas, which is what my mom usually does, or you can opt to leave it white and top them with some cute Christmas sprinkles. The choice is yours!
Begin by beating the softened butter until it is light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, mix together the cornstarch, powdered sugar, and flour. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter and mix until moistened. It may take a couple of minutes for it to start to come together. You can check if it is moist enough by pinching some dough with your fingers. If it holds together, it is ready. If it is still too dry, add a teaspoon of milk.
Use a small cookie scoop (about 1 tablespoon) to shape the cookies. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Make a small well in the center of the cookie using your thumb or finger. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Watch them carefully to avoid over baking. Remove them from the oven and transfer them to a cooling rack after 1 minute.
While the cookies are baking, you can prepare the cream cheese icing. Beat the softened cream cheese until smooth. Add the vanilla and the powdered sugar a little at a time. Mix until incorporated. If desired, add food coloring to the frosting now. Use a piping bag or a Ziploc bag with the corner cut off, to add the frosting to the well of the cookies. Top with sprinkles. Store these cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
I hope you like these Melt-Away Christmas Cookies as much as I do! They are definitely a tradition and favorite at my house. Pin this recipe so you’ll have it when you need it. Check out these other Christmas desserts as well: Christmas Crack Chex Mix, The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe, Cookie Butter No Bake Cheesecake.