Monday, April 7, 2014

'Melting Moments' Cookies

Another one of my favorite cookie recipes comes from the 1980's book Cookies by Natalie Hartanov Haughton. My mom has been using this baking book and making these delicious Melting Moments for as long as I can remember. For every holiday she makes a big batch of them... these cookies are quite festive when rolled in some colored sugar (or sprinkles)! 

These Melting Moments cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Not only are they pretty, they are also light, buttery, and highly addictive! These cookies are so easy to make, only require four ingredients, and can be stored in the freezer (I actually prefer my Melting Moments still cold!).

Melting Moments are one of those 'crowd-pleaser' cookies... you can't go wrong with a batch of them! My co-worker absolutely LOVES these cookies, so for her birthday I decided I would bake her a batch.

And finally give up my recipe...

Melting Moments
recipe from Cookies by Natalie Hartanov Haughton
Original recipe makes 2 dozen

1 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch

Cream butter and confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Add to flour and cornstarch and beat thoroughly. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. 

Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll shaped dough in sprinkles, colored sugar, or white sugar if desired.

Place about 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 12-14 minutes. Don't overbake.

Let cookies cool on sheet for a few minutes after removing from oven, then transfer cookies to a rack to cool completely. BE VERY CAREFUL, these cookies are super delicate!


If you can get your hands on a copy of Cookies you won't be disappointed. Another one of our family's favorite cookie recipes comes from the book too (see Snickerdoodle recipe here). I have yet to try a cookie recipe out of it that I did not like...


- Janel

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