Well, the school year has started again and so that means that HOT COOKIE MONDAY has started again as well. For those of you who are new to our little blog, “Hot Cookie Monday” is a tradition we came up with to help our families get through the dreaded first day of the work/school week. Here at Lucy Janes Best, we LOVE cookies! Every kind, every variety, every flavor! From simple to fancy, we love them all! Now we don’t know about all of you, but after a fun weekend spent doing whatever we want, Monday is quite the downer. So this tradition gives us something good to look forward to at the end of the day. Our families know that after school, right around 3:00, EVERY MONDAY, there will be hot, fresh, homemade cookies coming out of the oven. A good little pick me up, don’t you think? In fact, our tradition has become so well known around our circle of influence, that it’s not uncommon to get a few neighborhood drop in visitors. They all know to show up at 3:00 and cookies will be shared and enjoyed by all! So, if you start this tradition for your family, be sure to make a double batch every time… it doesn’t take long for the word to get out!
Over the past year we’ve made lots of yummy cookies and shared the recipes for you to enjoy. Here’s the links so you can jump start your Hot Cookie Mondays: Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Lemon Crinkles, Toasted Coconut Thumbprints with Salted Caramel Cookies, No Bake Cookies, Lemon Coconut Cookies, Robert’s Chocolate Cookies, Double Peanut Butter Blossoms, Gingerbread Boys, Cornstarch Cookies, Homemaade Oreos, Double Chocolate Peppermint Surprise Cookies, Rolo Cookies, Pumpkin Chcolate Chip Cookies, Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies, Monster Cookies, Brownie Cookies, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, & Chocolate Crinkles!
That ought to get you through to the new year and beyond, but don’t worry, we’ll keep posting our favorite cookie recipes, so you’ll have plenty to choose from. This week we made Stacey’s Meltaway Cookies. They are easy to make, to die for, deliciousness! When word got out that these were on the menu last Monday I had 5 drop ins… including one from Stacey herself! Nothing better than getting a few of your own favorite cookie without having to make them yourself, right? Thanks Stacey for this yummy recipe!
Stacey’s Meltaway Cookies
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 3/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup flour
- pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In an electric mixer, mix all ingredients together until well combined. It will take a few minutes for the ingredients to come together; just turn the mixer on medium and let it work until everything is combined. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, then flatten each cookie slightly.
Bake 10 minutes, cookies will not brown, do not over cook. Let cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Frost and serve.
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 Tablespoons milk
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and cream cheese. Add powdered sugar and mix to combine. Add vanilla and mix. Add milk until frosting reaches desired consistency.