Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas cookies: Melting Moments

I wanted to share with you a recipe for one of our favorite Christmas-time cookies: Melting Moments. These tiny little treats are delicious(and melt-in-your-mouth good, hence the name!). Plus, they’re super easy to make.

Here’s what you’ll need (the recipe says it makes about 3 dozen. I doubled the info below and probably got about 4-5 dozen):
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup corn starch
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup (1 and ½ sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract
And here’s what you do:
  1. Combine the flour, corn starch, and powdered sugar in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. Put the butter in a large bowl and beat it with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.
  3. Add the flour mixture and the vanilla extract to the butter.
  4. Beat well until blended. (If the dough feels a little too sticky or soft, you can chill the dough in the fridge for a bit to firm it up a bit.)
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 and start rolling the dough into 1-inch balls.
  6. Place them on ungreased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges start to get just slightly brown.
  8. Remove from the pan and let cool on parchment paper.
Some people stop here, but we like to frost ours (and add sprinkles). We use a basic frosting recipe – you can really do it any way you’d like. We use, roughly:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tspn milk
  • 2 tspn light corn syrup
  • ¼ tspn almond extract
Stir it all together (you can add food coloring if you want, too) and frost away! Sometimes you kind of have to add to the frosting as needed. If it’s not liquid enough, add a little more milk. If it gets too runny, add a little more powdered sugar. Pretty simple.

ENJOY! If you decide to try them out, let me know what you thought!

1 comment:

  1. Those look really yummy and super easy! This weekend is cookie weekend, and these just might have to make my list :)