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!



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

Cream Cheese Icing

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



  1. Beat 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  2. Add the vanilla and the powdered sugar, a little at a time. Mix until incorporated.
  3. Add the food coloring to the frosting at this time, if desired.
  4. Place the icing in a piping bag or ziplock bag with the corner cut off.
  5. Pipe the frosting into the well of the cookies. Top with sprinkles.
  6. Store these cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 51mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g