Melting Moments are true to their name. These soft and yummy butter cookies melt in your mouth when you take a bite and you only need 5 ingredients.
Why You’ll Love These Cookies!
This recipe for melting moments is one of those classic Christmas cookies, it’s one my mom made every year. But they are too good to make just at Christmas. They literally melt in your mouth and are so easy to make, requiring only 5 ingredients.
These melting moments cookies are sometimes called “cornstarch” cookies because they have 2/3 cup of cornstarch in them. It is the cornstarch that makes them so tender that they melt in your mouth. There are no eggs in this recipe so don’t think I forgot them. You’d be surprised how often I get an email asking me if I forgot to list the eggs on the recipe!
5 Ingredient Cookies
- Butter. I used salted butter at room temperature. If using unsalted butter, add in a pinch of salt.
- Powdered Sugar
- Flour. I prefer unbleached all purpose flour.
- Lemon juice
How to Make Melting Moments
- Cream the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment.
- Add in powdered sugar, flour and cornstarch and mix to combine.
- Roll dough into even size balls, a small golf ball size.
- Bake on a parchment paper lined baking sheet for 12 minutes at 325 degrees F oven. Bake only until the edges just begin to slightly brown. They are a pale cookie. Cool on a wire rack.
- Make frosting while cookies bake and frost cookies when cool.
Tips from Leigh Anne
- For a little flavor variation add in a teaspoon of vanilla extract or 1/2 tsp almond extract.
- Instead of frosting them dust with some powdered sugar.
Frequently Asked Questions
Keep them stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 4-5 days. They are a very fragile cookie and do not ship or travel well.
Instead of adding frosting, dust them with some powdered sugar.
Just substitute your favorite gluten free cup for cup baking mix for the flour in the recipe. I like Bob’s Red Mill Cup for Cup.
Place cookies in an airtight container or a freezer storage bag. Place a sheet of parchment paper between layers to keep them from sticking. Freeze for 2-3 months. Thaw a room temperature. As they are fragile, be sure and lay flat in the freezer and don’t put anything on top of them if they are in a freezer bag.
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Melting Moments Cookies
- 2/3 cup cornstarch
- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 of a lemon juiced or enough to make frosting right consistency
- grated lemon rind
- Cream butter.
- Add in flour, cornstarch and powdered sugar and mix until combined.
- Roll into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 12 minutes (edges will be only slightly brown)
- Cream butter and add in sugar, juice and zest.
- Cool cookies and frost.