World’s Most Delicious Cookie Recipe Ever (Heaven Melts) (2024)

Ya’ll… these are the best cookies I have ever put in my mouth! I have been obsessed with them ever since my first time tasting them about 9 years ago. My friend brought them to a cookie exchange and when I put this tiny and adorable cookie in my mouth, I thought I had eaten a piece of heaven! Which is why I now named them “Heaven Melts”, because the name “butter wafer cookies” didn’t do their deliciousness any justice at all. And this truly is the world’s most delicious cookie recipe ever!

Note: There is a printable version of the Heaven Melts recipe toward the lower portion of this post.

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I begged my friend for the recipe as it was a family tradition of theirs to make heaven melts at Christmas, and after some begging, and pleading, and some patience, she gave me the “secret” recipe. And now I’m going to share it with you, but only if you promise not to tell her. Deal? Deal.

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Ok so I will start with this disclaimer. Usually when I share a craft or a recipe here I start by telling you how cheap and easy it is to make. Well, I am not going to say that about these cookies. They are a multi step process, it’s not easy, and it takes longer than it should. However, I did figure out how to cut out one step that makes the process faster for you, and also, these cookies are so delicious that they are far worth the time investment. So there. No one told you this was going to be fast and easy. Also, it’s not healthy. But it is incredibly delicious.

Ingredients Needed For Heaven Melt Cookie Dough

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup softened butter (seriously, make sure it’s soft, and do not use margarine)
  • granulated sugar (we like to use assorted colors! You will need about 1/2 cup)

Also, wax paper or parchment paper

Ingredients Needed For Heaven Melt Cookie Cream Filling

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cups softened butter (again, not margarine)
  • 2 tsps almond extract (You can start with less and add to taste as desired, or even could substitute another extract here such as vanilla, mint, etc, but we love love love using the almond extract!)
  • food color optional (we generally don’t use food coloring for the filling since we like to use colored sugar for the cookies. You’ll see.)

How To Make Heaven Melt Cookies

Start by mixing your flour, whipping cream, and softened butter for your cookie dough. Do not put sugar in the dough. Now you can cover the dough and put it in the fridge if you want to roll and cut these cookies OR you can do what we do.

Take wax paper or parchment paper and put the cookie dough on it. Roll it into a long tube, and it needs to be somewhat skinny. Make your fingers into an “ok” sign by making your first finger and thumb touch. See that circle? I would say that’s still a tad too big. The thing is, these cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious, but they are very fragile, so they can’t hold up if you make them very big. They HAVE to be quite small.

When you have the in your tube, roll it until it seems as perfect of a tube as possible. You’re basically making these into your own slice and bake cookies. This saves you a LOT of time and effort so you don’t have to roll and cut them, and also makes so you don’t lose any edges for scraps.

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When you have your dough in the tubes (the recipe will make about 3 tubes) place them carefully in the fridge, as you want them to maintain their tube shape. They need 2 hours at least in the fridge to allow the butter to firm up again.

After the cookie tubes have been thoroughly chilled, take out just one at a time.

Preheat your oven to 375 F.

Take your first tube and unroll the wax paper.

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Use a sharp non-serrated knife to first cut off the end and discard. Then use your knife to slice your dough into your small round cookies.

You’ll want to slice each one about a quarter of an inch thick.

Slice slice slice until you get through the roll. You can use your fingers to shape the cookies a bit if they seem a little smashed on one side or something.

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Here is the fun part, and the part that makes them delicious! Put some granulated sugar in a bowl (it could be colored sugar, but it doesn’t have to be). Take each little cookie slice and press both sides into the sugar. The sugar will stick to the outside of the cookie dough, and you want the entire outside of the cookie covered in it.

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I like to cover my cookie sheets with foil, shiny side down. Place each cookie on the foil. Take a fork and prick the cookie 4 times, pushing all the way through the cookie. If you have a 4 pronged fork, this will make 16 tiny dots on the cookie. Try to line them up nicely. It almost gives the cookie a cracker sort of look.

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Bake the cookies for 7-10 minutes, just until they’re set. You actually do not want them to turn brown.

Allow the cookies to cool completely, then use the cream to stick 2 of them carefully together like a little sandwich. You do have to be gentle or the cookies will break.

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That’s it! Now experience a little piece of heaven by eating one! They’re rich and creamy and crumble in just the right way. My whole family is obsessed with these cookies and we make them every Christmas for sure but also on other special occasions. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Heaven Melt Cookies In All Different Colors!

This is a super handy recipe for different feasts and celebrations! They can be super beautiful and tasty using a variety of colored sugars.

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Check out the different variations we have tried with colors here:

  • Mardi Gras Cookie Variation– purple, green, and yellow
  • Valentine’s Day Cookie Variation– red and white
  • Mary Cookies– blue

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Heaven Melt Cookies Printable Recipe

When you click on the “print recipe” button in the recipe below, you will be taken to a new tab where you will be able to pick whether to have your recipe print with text only, text and some instructional pictures, or text and one picture.

Note: The printable recipe will not have any ads in it, even though some show up below.

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World’s Most Delicious Cookie Recipe Ever (Heaven Melts)

These cookies are so amazing! They melt in your mouth and you will be the talk of the party that you bring these to! Great step by step directions here with photos and extra tips.

Prep Time45 minutes mins

Cook Time8 minutes mins

Chilling Time2 hours hrs

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: cookies

Author: Lacy

Equipment

  • Wax paper or parchment paper

Ingredients

Ingredients For Heaven Melt Cookie Dough

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar

Heaven Melt Cookie Cream Filling Ingredients

  • cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 - 2 tsp almond extract you can start with less and add to taste as desired
  • food coloring optional

Instructions

Heaven Melt Cookie Cream Filling Directions

  • Combine your powdered sugar, softened butter, and almond extract and mix until well blended and creamy.

Directions for Heaven Melt Wafers

  • Mix flour, whipping cream, and softened butter until fully combined. (Do not put sugar in the dough.)

  • Take wax paper or parchment paper and put the cookie dough on it. Roll it into a long tube, and it needs to be somewhat skinny. Make your fingers into an “ok” sign by making your first finger and thumb touch. See that circle? I would say that’s still a tad too big. The thing is, these cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious, but they are very fragile, so they can’t hold up if you make them very big. They HAVE to be quite small.

  • When you have the dough in your tube, roll it until it seems as perfect of a tube as possible. You’re basically making these into your own slice and bake cookies.

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  • When you have your dough in the tubes (the recipe will make about 3 tubes), place them carefully in the fridge, as you want them to maintain their tube shape.

  • Chill the dough for at least two hours.

  • Preheat your oven to 375 F prior to removing your dough from the refrigerator.

  • Take your first cookie dough tube and unroll the wax paper.

  • Use a sharp non-serrated knife to first cut off the end and discard.

  • Use your knife to slice your dough into your small round cookies about a quarter of an inch thick.

  • Slice until you get through the roll. You can use your fingers to shape the cookies a bit if they seem a little smashed on one side or something.

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  • Put some granulated sugar in a bowl (it can be colored sugar). Take each little cookie slice and press both sides into the sugar. You want the entire outside of the cookie covered in it.

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  • I like to cover my cookie sheets with foil, shiny side down. Place each cookie on the foil. Take a fork and prick the cookie 4 times, pushing all the way through the cookie.

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  • Bake the cookies for 7-10 minutes, just until they’re set. You do not want them to brown.

  • Allow the cookies to cool completely, then use the cream to stick 2 of them carefully together like a little sandwich. You do have to be gentle or the cookies will break.

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