Melt Away Cookie Bites {Recipe}

Our oldest daughter is twelve now and has been really interested in baking lately.  She’s been checking out a ton of books from the library and creating all kinds of yummy goodies for everyone to try.  I love seeing her so excited about something as this passion drives her to be diligent.  She spends hours going over recipes and trying new things.  Since we homeschool, she has plenty of extra time in the day to add this to her activities.  (Plus, I consider it Home Economics!)

Melt Away Cookie Bites {Recipe}

Cookie Time

This time, she was on a cookie kick and tried her hand at Melt Away Cookie Bites.  While I think they could personally use a little more pizazz, the kids all thought they were great.  If I were to make them, I think I’d throw some mini-chocolate chips in the batter!

Melt Away Cookie Bites

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Melt Away Cookie Bites {Recipe}
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 30
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, soft
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2¼ cups flour, sifted
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Additional Powdered Sugar
  • (Optional: Mini-Chocolate Chips)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine butter, sugar, and vanilla in a medium sized mixing bowl.
  3. Sift flour and salt together and gradually stir into butter mixture. (This is also where you'd add the mini chocolate chips if you so choose.)
  4. Use a small cookie scoop and drop onto un-greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for about 15 minutes or till peaks are light brown.
  6. Transfer to cooling rack and sprinkle with additional powdered sugar.
  7. Serve.

I think these would be especially great served at a young girls birthday party or tea party along with some delicious pink lemonade!  These bite sized cookies are so easy to eat and really offer that dainty, fun feel.

Melt Away Cookie Bites {Recipe}

So tell me, do you have any young children in your life that like to bake?  This is a simple recipe that’s especially easy to make with the help of a kitchen stand mixer so it’s a great option for kids to try.

I’m a city girl turned country by my awesome husband and we have three busy boys and two darling daughters. I love spending time with my family, reading Karen Kingsbury novels, and catching up with friends while our kiddos have play dates. I’m blessed beyond measure and can’t wait to see what God has in store.
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This post currently has 29 responses.

  • Jeanine Carlson

    These would be wonderful as long as they are not overmixed, which would make them tough cookies! 😉

  • Maryann D.

    Melt Away Cookie Bites seem so tasty and fun to make. My son and I would really enjoy these!

  • These cookies look & sound amazing! I will definitely be making these cookies this weekend!

  • Peggy Nunn

    My granddaughter is 9 and loves to cook. I bet she could make these. I will have to work with her the next visit. Thank you for the recipe.

  • gloria patterson

    I thought these cookies looked and sounded familiar……………. they are also called Mexican Tea Cakes

    One of my favorites

    Does your daughter watch any of the cooking shows that have the kids?

  • Amy D

    Yippy! I have all these ingredients already at home! I can make these cute cookies now today with my daughters! Great activity for us to do on this super cold day! Thank you! 🙂

  • Amber Ludwig

    They look adorable and SO simple too!! Perfect cookie for kiddo help!! How about a light frosting glaze?! I bet that would spice em up a bit too!!

  • MeMe R

    I think they could use some lemon zest and that could possibly add the pizazz that you are looking for but I add lemon zest to just about everything lol.

  • Lauryn R

    Wow, these sound absolutely amazing! I just love the name, and bite size is always so fun to eat. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, I can’t wait to try it!

  • ellen beck

    These look good.I always enjoy seeing kids in the kitchen it isnt just about baking! he is learning to follow directions, measurements and youre right it certainly is home ec! I think besides plain, or with chips these would lend themselves well to a bit of fanciful frosting, or a dusting of powdered sugar. They are dainty, bu I bet awfully good.

    Good job to your daughter!

  • Tamra Gibson

    I just LOVE this. To this day I have such a fear of the kids in the kitchen. We had a house fire a few years back that started with only me boiling water for spaghetti but it caused the vents above to get hot and grease dripped on the burner. This recipe is easy enough that I think with a good attitude I would be ok to watch them make.

  • Tamra Gibson

    I just LOVE this. To this day I have such a fear of the kids in the kitchen. We had a house fire a few years back that started with only me boiling water for spaghetti but it caused the vents above to get hot and grease dripped on the burner. This recipe is easy enough that I think with a good attitude I would be ok to watch them make.

  • John Smith

    Adding the chocolate chips would be a temptation, but these look incredible as is!

  • rochelle haynes

    Looking good love to try them

  • Julie Waldron

    These sound and look so good! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Rosie

    I can remember being 12 and getting into baking, especially b/c my older sister liked to bake so I would help. I like these meltaways plain like this, you get that buttery goodness without any distraction!

  • Pamela

    These cookies look delicious. I remember my mother making cookies like these every Christmas!

  • Pamela

    These cookies look delicious. I remember my mother making cookies like these every Christmas!

  • These little melt away cookies look super easy to make! Although I have to admit that as small as they are that my husband could eat a dozen in one sitting. I bet these would freeze well too. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • rochelle haynes

    Theses are looking good and tasty

  • rhonda miotke

    YUM I am really excited to try these, i love to try new recipes and this one is up next.

  • Cheryl

    These cookies sound like a delicious sncak.

  • Cynthia C

    Very easy and they look like they would be the perfect companion to tea. I’d like to try them with almond flavoring too.

  • Shea Lawhorn

    These look so yummy and easy to make! Thanks for the recipe!

  • The cookies sound wonderful and I can’t wait to try them. I love a good cookie more than any other kind of dessert.

  • gloria patterson

    love that young kids are getting into cooking and baking so early. I watch Master Chef Jr and I would not have tried to make them

  • Darcy Koch

    I agree. Perfect for a little girl’s tea party and a snack for young girls. The recipe is easy enough. I would add some peanut butter chips.

  • wen budro

    Those cookies look super delicious. I bookmarked this recipe and will be making these soon. Thank you.

  • They certainly look good! I like to have a little pizzaz as well! I’m more of a really strong flavor person than a subtle flavor person. Husband is the opposite so this recipe would be perfect for him. Thanks for sharing!

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