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White-Chocolate Meltaways

by Christa on September 27, 2009

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I’ve had a fixation with White Chocolate lately… and I found this great recipe that reminded me a lot of Finksbrod, which is a light, buttery Danish cookie. My grandparents are full-blooded Danes, making my mother 100%, and myself 50%. We are all very proud of our Danish heritage and try to carry on many Danish traditions. My favorite, of course, is the tradition of making Danish butter cookies.
The base of this recipe is exactly the same as Finksbrod, but white chocolate to make it extra sweet (just the way I like my cookies!)
Hope you enjoy!

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Ingredients:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 12 ounces white baking chocolate (or white melting disks, like I used!)
  • 2/3 cup assorted non pareils

Directions:

1. Heat oven 375. Beat butter until creamy, then beat in the egg. Add sugar, flour, salt and vanilla. Beat on a low speed until the mixture is well blended.
2. Put dough into cookie press fitted with a 1 inch saw tooth ribbon disk. Press into long strops on ungreased baking sheets. With floured knife, score strips every 2 inches. (Its not necessary to pull them apart and leave space in between.)
3. Bake in 375 oven for 6 minutes, until just browning around the edges. Cut cookies along score lines; cool on a rack for 15 minutes.
4. Melt the chocolate in a microwave on high for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Spread 1/2 teaspoon of melted chocolate on underside of a cookie; and top with another cookie, flat sides together. Repeat with remaining cookies. Refrigerate 5 minutes to set. Place non pareils in dish. Dig 1/2 inch of end of cookie in remaining chocolate, then in the non pareils. Pace on waxed paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes to set.




Old-fashioned cookie press. The manual kind… VERY hard! haha


I found these at the 99 cent store for only 99 cents!!! Nothing is sweeter than getting a good bargain! ๐Ÿ™‚



Scored butter cookies, before they were baked.


DONE! And they really do taste just as good as they look!

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Lissaloo September 27, 2009 at 10:51 pm

They are so pretty! I bet they taste wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Melody September 28, 2009 at 12:46 am

So cute! I can just taste them melting in my mouth right now.

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Leslie September 28, 2009 at 12:49 am

Oh I love love love all types of butter cookies
!

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Little Miss Baker September 28, 2009 at 2:31 am

This is fantastic!! Nice work ๐Ÿ™‚

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Mary September 28, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Your cookies are so gorgeous they look like they were made by a profession pastry chef. I'll bet they're as delicious as they are beautiful. Have a great day.

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The Fancy Lady September 28, 2009 at 7:01 pm

these look great my mom would love them she loves white chocolate
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Grace September 29, 2009 at 2:43 pm

i also have a fixation with white chocolate, although mine's not recent–i've always loved it! these little cookies are so attractive and sound just delicious!
your blog is great–i'm a fan of miniature food, so it's safe to say i'll be a frequent visitor!

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Lauryn September 29, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Those cookies look amazing and I am lovin the red white and blue color scheme! Great job!!

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Donna-FFW September 30, 2009 at 2:39 am

These look absolutely adorable, and they sound incredibly delicious!! I am so going to try these and decorate with halloween colors:)

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Monica H September 30, 2009 at 3:43 am

These are super cute. i love the addition of the sprinkles on the end- takes them to a whole other level.

Thank you for the sweet comment today. It made my day ๐Ÿ™‚

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unconfidentialcook October 1, 2009 at 12:05 am

I LOVE your blog…because desserts are my favorite food group, especially richest chocolate! And, since so many are minis I can have MORE. Thanks for stopping by!

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Elra October 1, 2009 at 12:18 am

Hello Mini Baker,
I want to thank you so much for commenting on my blog, it's such a pleasure to make another blogger out there. And, of course, I am happy to found yours as well. Beautiful blog and full of delicious and mouth watering goodies.

Cheers,
elra

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Cookie baker Lynn October 1, 2009 at 12:35 am

They are darling! My son can't resist anything with sprinkles so I dare not show him this picture. He wouldn't stop begging till I made them.

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Adam October 1, 2009 at 12:46 am

I think that Eastern Europe has some of the best cookie recipes ever. Sure, it's butter all aboard, but it's just so flakey and delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

Hey, I'm not Danish, but my parents have a Great Dane… does that count?

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the ungourmet October 1, 2009 at 12:51 am

These are too cute! I love the bit of sprinkles on the ends!

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Karine October 1, 2009 at 1:01 am

I understand you to have a fixation on white chocolate! When I was a kid, I did not like it. But during my undergrad, one of my good friends really loved white chocolate… and I started to eat it too and now I definitively love it!

I agree with the ungourmet: the meltaways look cute too!

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Chef Fresco October 1, 2009 at 1:21 am

These are adorable! Love the sprinkles.

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George Gaston October 1, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Miniโ€ฆ to start, Iโ€™ll take one of everything! I am speaking of the incredible edibles in your โ€œMini Bakerโ€ bakeshop โ€“ oh, to be locked in for the night, like the scene in Chocolat, and eat my way to total contentment.

As for these delectable little treats, the White Chocolate Meltaways are fantastic!

I definitely will be following your creative baking talentsโ€ฆ.

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Mimi October 1, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Crisp butter cookies are so delicious, adding creamy white chocolate takes them over the top.
Thanks for visiting my blog, I am glad it brought me here.
Mimi

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Danielle October 1, 2009 at 4:26 pm

yum!!! these look really good! I'm so glad you visited me…I feel like I've found a treasure here with all the goodies you have!

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Hungry Dog October 1, 2009 at 6:20 pm

These are so pretty! Good for you for making them the old fashioned way!

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The Blonde Duck October 1, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Popped in to say hi from Hungry Housewife! I love white chocolate!!!

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Robin Sue October 2, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Love these cookies. I hven't had my cookie press out in years. I must change that!

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Lisa October 2, 2009 at 11:47 pm

Don't you love candy melts? They work great for lots of things, but especially white candy melting and dipping. Pretty cookies!

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Clumbsy Cookie October 6, 2009 at 8:49 am

They look so cute! And white chocolate is always a winner with me!

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Lucy October 6, 2009 at 3:47 pm

This sounds like my kind of tradition! Cookies look gorgeous and very moreish ๐Ÿ™‚

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Julie October 8, 2009 at 1:10 am

Those are just beautiful…I love how festive they look ๐Ÿ™‚

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Lori October 19, 2009 at 1:02 am

Very beautiful cookies. They would be great for any occassion. I am seeing green and red ….

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