Chocolate Meltaway Cookies

Chocolate Meltaway Cookies

These delicate chocolate meltaway cookie balls will look truly special on your Christmas cookie tray.

45 min. prep time
48 cookies
545 Ratings


1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2/3 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons red and/or green decorator sugar, if desired


Combine butter, sugar and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, cornstarch and cocoa; beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.

Heat oven to 350°F.

Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-13 minutes or until edges are set. Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack.

Combine powdered sugar and decorator sugars, if desired, in bowl. Roll warm cookies in sugar mixture and again when cooled.

Recipe Tip

Roll cookies in mixture of powdered sugar and cocoa instead of powdered sugar and decorator sugars for an all chocolate treat.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 70

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 30mg

Carbohydrates: 8g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 0g

Recipe #13419©2005Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

cookies are totally very dry. fell apart and were very crumbly. not good at all!
We all loved these! They are a lot like a meltaway, but chocolate. mmmm...
This cookie is a Christmas regular and they are wonderful! The cookies are a bit crumbly though.
Tried these awhile ago and remembered that they were a "HIT" with family and friends. I rolled in powdered sugar and cocoa instead of sugars.
The cookies taste very good. Somewhat hard to dip in the powdered sugar when warm. But they are great the second day.

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