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Chocolate Chip Meltaways

March 6, 2013Teresa

Chocolate Chip Meltaways literally dissolve in your mouth. Years ago when I was first exploring the Internet I came across a great website that had hundreds of cookie recipes. As I was combing through the recipes I found several that I wanted to try and make for my Christmas Cookie Extravaganza sometime.

I have made several of them–all of which turned out to be great hits with our Christmas cookie recipients. This recipe for Chocolate Chip Meltaways was one of those I collected earlier and I finally got around to making it a couple of weeks ago.

I didn’t change any of the recipe ingredients–just the way it is stirred and put together. I also forgot to roll the cookies in sugar before I baked them. That would have added a really nice touch. These cookies really do melt-in-your-mouth!

I was trying to use up some of my leftover ingredients from Christmas baking as I made up a lot of cookies for a Ladies’ Retreat at our church. I used up a bag of the holiday-colored chocolate chips with red, green, and brown chocolate chips. I still have about 20 or 30 more recipes of cookies I need to make in order to clear out my pantry, but I’m clearing all this stuff out little by little!

Chocolate Chip Meltaways are like a sugar cookie with chocolate chips. Because they include powdered sugar and cream of tartar in the ingredients these cookies have that melting, mouthwatering texture that seems to just dissolve in your mouth when you eat them. They are heavenly.

I like how these cookies maintain their shape while baking and don’t spread out all over the pan. That is perhaps my biggest bugaboo! I despise flat cookies that look like yukky globs on the pan. I’m an old-school cookie baker that thinks a cookie should have the texture of a cookie!

If you’re looking for a quick and easy recipe that’s a no-fail recipe every time consider making Chocolate Chip Meltaways. Their melt-in-your-mouth goodness will impress even your kids and everyone who tries them will remember their wonderful taste and beg for the recipe.

When I initially posted this recipe in March 2013, I shot the pictures with an iPhone camera so they were less than pleasing. As a result, I’ve been going back through all my first-year posts and remaking the recipes so I can retake the pictures so they are presented more beautifully.

I recently remade this recipe (June 2015) for our church’s children’s minister who asked that I make up 150 chocolate chip and 150 sugar cookies for our Vacation Bible School program. I ended up using three different chocolate chip recipes and two different sugar cookie recipes. All turned out wonderfully. This time, I made sure that I rolled the Chocolate Chip Meltaways in white crystals before baking so they have quite a glamorous appearance. I hope you give them a try.

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Chocolate Chip Meltaways are aptly named–they simply melt in your mouth.

Chocolate Chip Meltaways | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #cookies just dissolve in your mouth when you eat them! #chocolate #dessert

These cookies hold their shape nicely when baking and don’t flatten out like so many cookies with inadequate flour content do. Rolling the cookies in sugar crystals make them rather festive–especially if you choose to use red or green colored crystals.

Chocolate Chip Meltaways | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #cookies just dissolve in your mouth when you eat them! #chocolate #dessert

Chocolate Chip Meltaways are made with cream of tartar and powdered sugar which causes them to dissolve in your mouth when you eat them!

Here’s what I did.

Chocolate Chip Meltaways | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #cookies just dissolve in your mouth when you eat them! #chocolate #dessert

I used these ingredients.

Chocolate Chip Meltaways | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #cookies just dissolve in your mouth when you eat them! #chocolate #dessert

Soften butter and put in mixing bowl. Add oil, sugar, powdered sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Add cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Lemon extract would also give a nice touch to these cookies.

Chocolate Chip Meltaways | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #cookies just dissolve in your mouth when you eat them! #chocolate #dessert

 Mix ingredients with an electric mixer and blend until smooth.

Chocolate Chip Meltaways | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #cookies just dissolve in your mouth when you eat them! #chocolate #dessert

Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add chocolate chips. 

Chocolate Chip Meltaways | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #cookies just dissolve in your mouth when you eat them! #chocolate #dessert

Stir ingredients together with a wooden spoon. Don’t use your mixer or it will toughen cookies. Roll into balls and then roll in sugar, sugar crystals, or turbinado sugar.

Chocolate Chip Meltaways | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #cookies just dissolve in your mouth when you eat them! #chocolate #dessert

Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Place cookies on baking sheets.

Chocolate Chip Meltaways | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #cookies just dissolve in your mouth when you eat them! #chocolate #dessert

Bake at 375 for about 12-15 minutes. These cookies turned out great.

Chocolate Chip Meltaways | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #cookies just dissolve in your mouth when you eat them! #chocolate #dessert

Chocolate Chip Meltaways are a great snack for your kids to come home to on long winter school days! These cookies are quick and easy – great options for holiday baking, too.

Chocolate Chip Meltaways | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #cookies just dissolve in your mouth when you eat them! #chocolate #dessert

These cookies are quick and easy to make up. You can have a batch made in less than half an hour! Share these goodies with your friends and they will be coming back for more!

Here’s the recipe.

CHOCOLATE CHIP MELTAWAYS

(From Northpole.com Kitchen Cookbook,  source: Marge Clarks “Just about Thyme”)

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Sensational shortbread type cookie with chocolate chips. These cookies just seem to dissolve in your mouth!
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  1. Combine butter, oil, sugar, confectioners’ sugar, eggs, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and vanilla in a bowl.
  2. Mix with an electric mixer until creamy and smooth.
  3. Stir in flour and chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.
  4. Using a mixer at this point toughens cookies.
  5. Shape cookies into balls.
  6. Roll in granulated or turbinado sugar.
  7. Put 2" apart on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray and bake at 375°for 12-15 minutes.
  8. Cool.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: The secret to these cookies is making sure they are not crowded. Give them plenty of space when baking as they spread.

NOTE: These cookies would taste great with any kind of chip: butterscotch, cinnamon, peanut butter, vanilla, white chocolate, mint chocolate chips—even additions like OreosHeath Toffee Bits, Crème de Menthe baking chips, or peppermint baking chips would work as alternative options for this delicious cookie.

NOTE: My cookies took about 20 minutes to bake because they were large.

From Northpole.com Kitchen Cookbook,  source: Marge Clarks "Just about Thyme".
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[b]Chocolate Chip Meltaways[/b]
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://www.northpole.com/” target=”_blank” title=”northpole.com kitchen cookbook”]Northpole.com [/url]Kitchen cookbook; source: Marge Clark’s “[url href=”http://www.northpole.com/Kitchen/Cookbook/Chocolate-Chip-Meltaways-557″ target=”_blank” title=”chocolate chip meltaways”]Just About Thyme[/url]”
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Serves: 78
Sensational shortbread type cookie with chocolate chips. These cookies just seem to dissolve in your mouth!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup canola oil or coconut oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 cups [url href=”http://www.goldmedalflour.com/” target=”_blank”]Gold Meda[/url]l UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12-oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • additional sugar, turbinado sugar, or Cupcake Gems Shimmer White Sugar to roll the cookies in
Instructions
  1. Combine butter, oil, sugar, confectioners’ sugar, eggs, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and vanilla in a bowl.
  2. Mix with an electric mixer until creamy and smooth.
  3. Stir in flour and chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.
  4. Using a mixer at this point toughens cookies.
  5. Shape cookies into balls.
  6. Roll in granulated or turbinado sugar.
  7. Put 2″ apart on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray and bake at 375°for 12-15 minutes.
  8. Cool.
Notes
The secret to these cookies is making sure they are not crowded. Give them plenty of space when baking as they spread.[br][br]These cookies would taste great with any kind of chip: butterscotch, cinnamon, peanut butter, vanilla, white chocolate, mint chocolate chips—even additions like Heath Toffee Bits, Crème de Menthe baking chips, or peppermint baking chips would work as alternative options for this delicious cookie.[br][br]My cookies took about 20 minutes to bake.
Chocolate Chip Meltaways | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #cookies just dissolve in your mouth when you eat them! #chocolate #dessert

Are you ready to try one? Okay, I’m willing to share. Grap yourself a glass of milk and come enjoy some with me.

Chocolate Chip Meltaways | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #cookies just dissolve in your mouth when you eat them! #chocolate #dessert

These cookies literally melt in your mouth. Your family will love them. You will be hard-pressed to stop at just one cookie – but this looks a little excessive even to me the Cookie Queen! 🙂

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