These Valentine Raspberry Meltaways are tiny cookies that just melt in your mouth!
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For this past holiday cookie baking, I was looking for something new. At my multiples club's holiday party, there were these amazing mint cookies that just melted in your mouth! Turns out the recipe was these Peppermint Meltaways from Taste of Home. I made them twice myself, and I brought them to our neighborhood cookie exchange, where I won second place!
For Valentine's Day, I pictured them pink instead of green, but I didn't think mint was a very Valentines-y flavor. Turns out there are a LOT of extracts available at the grocery store–who knew? I chose raspberry extract and am glad I did. These Valentine Raspberry Meltaways have the same great texture and creaminess of the original cookie, but with a lovely new flavor.
The cookie is similar to a shortbread–so I've found that the smaller the cookies are, the easier they are to move without completely falling apart. Their fragility is what makes them “meltaway,” and they're sturdier once the frosting has been added and becomes solid. The original recipe suggested rolling the dough into 1-inch balls, but I found them much easier to work with by making them half the size.
Do you have experience making cookies like these Valentine Raspberry Meltaways? I'd love to know your tricks for getting less crumbles!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 tsp raspberry extract
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 2 Tbsp butter, softened
- 2 Tbsp milk
- 1/4 tsp raspberry extract
- 3-4 drops red food coloring
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- Valentine sprinkles
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 56mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g