1989 1st Place Melt Aways

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Title: 1989 1st Place Melt Aways
Yield: 30 Servings
Categories: Cookies, Holiday


1 c Unsalted softened butter
1/2 c Sifted confectioners' sugar
1 ts Vanilla
2 1/4 c Sifted cake flour
1/4 ts Salt
3/4 c Chopped pecans
Confectioners' sugar

Preparation time: 20 minutes Baking time: 7 minutes per batch

1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Combine butter, confectioners' sugar and
vanilla in mixing bowl.

2. Sift flour and salt together and gradually stir into butter mixture.
Stir in chopped pecans.

3. Drop by heaping teaspoonsful onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until
peaks are very light brown, about 7 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack.
While still warm (but not hot), use a sifter to sprinkle generously with
confectioners' sugar.

This 1989 first-place recipe comes from Chris Merrill of Elk Grove
Village. The cookies are slightly sweet and very buttery, so they melt in
your mouth. from the Chicago Tribune second annual Food Guide Holiday
Cookie Contest December 14, 1989
Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V3 #340

From: Linda Place

Date: Thu, 12 Dec 1996 01:07:01 +0000