Friday, December 19, 2008

Holiday Fare - Melting Moments Cookies

These are one of my all time favorite cookies. They're crispy to bite into and immediately melt in your mouth. And who can resist buttery goodness? I tried to make a mega batch of these in the past and the cookies didn't come out well. So I tend to make a bunch of batches of these. The trick is to make more before you finish the previous batch so there's cookies to serve holiday company! :o) This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies.

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup powdered sugar (also known as confectionery or 10x)
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
powdered (confectionery or 10x) sugar to roll cookies in after baking

In a separate bowl combine flour, cornstarch and salt...set aside
Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy
Add in vanilla
Mix in flour mixture and combine until smooth
Refrigerate for an hour or more
After properly chilled roll dough into 1" balls
Place on cookie sheet 1" apart
Bake in a 350°F oven for 12-14 mins until edges of bottom start to brown
Cool for a few minutes and then roll warm cookies into powdered sugar.