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!

 

 

A Melt Away Christmas Cookie with Red and Green Sprinkles

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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.

 

A Melt Away Christmas Cookie with red and green sprinkles

 

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 or 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!

 

Melt-Away Christmas Cookie Ingredients:

 

Cookies

 

  • 1 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Corn Starch
  • 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar

 

Cream Cheese Frosting

 

  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla

 

Helpful Kitchen Tools

 

 

How to Make Melt-Away Christmas Cookies

 

  1. Begin by beating the softened butter until it is light and fluffy.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the cornstarch, powdered sugar, and flour.
  3. 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.Unfrosted Melt Away Christmas Cookies
  4. Use a small cookie scoop (about 1 tablespoon) to shape the cookies.
  5. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  6. Make a small well in the center of the cookie using your thumb or finger.
  7. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  8. Watch them carefully to avoid over baking.
  9. Remove them from the oven and transfer them to a cooling rack after 1 minute.

 

Frosted Melt Away Christmas Cookies

 

How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting

 

  1. Beat the softened cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Add the vanilla and the powdered sugar a little at a time.
  3. Mix until incorporated.
  4. If desired, add food coloring to the frosting now.
  5. Use a piping bag or a Ziplock bag with the corner cut off, to add the frosting to the well of the cookies.
  6. Top with sprinkles. Store these cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

 

A bite out of a melt away Christmas cookie

 

I hope you like these Melt-Away Christmas Cookies as much as I do! They are definitely a tradition and favorite at my house.

 

More Christmas Recipes:

 

Christmas Crack Chex Mix

Gingerbread Sugar Cookies

Frosted Eggnog Cookies

The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe 

Gingerbread Mickey Beignets

Cookie Butter No Bake Cheesecake 

Microwave Soft Caramels

Mickey Gingerbread Rice Krispie Treats

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

 

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Christmas Melt-Away Cookies
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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Dessert
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Dozen
Ingredients
Cookies
Cream Cheese Icing
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Dessert
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Dozen
Ingredients
Cookies
Cream Cheese Icing
Instructions
Cookies
  1. Beat 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Cream Cheese Icing
  1. Beat the softened cream cheese until smooth. Add the vanilla and the powdered sugar, a little at a time. Mix until incorporated. Add the food coloring to the frosting at this time, if desired.
  2. 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.
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