I'm back to share another cookie recipe for the 4th week of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies. This week I have some wonderful butter cookies called Melting Moments. They really do melt in your mouth. They are buttery, delicate and not too sweet. Perfect with a cup of tea.
What I love about these cookies is that they only have 6 ingredients. Everyday ingredients that are usually stocked in your kitchen. Another great cookie for my cookie tray this year.
Recipe by Joy of Baking
Yield: 3 Dozen Cookies
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup powdered (confectioners) sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup powdered (confectioners) sugar, sifted
In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat until incorporated. Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least one hour or until firm.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place rack in center of oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
When dough is firm, form into 1 inch balls and place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets spacing about 1 inch apart. Bake for about 12 - 14 minutes or until the edges of the cookies start to brown. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, line another baking pan or tray with parchment or wax paper. Sprinkle about half of the confectioners (powdered) sugar onto the bottom of the pan and then place the slightly cooled cookies on top of the sugar. Put the remaining sugar in a fine strainer or sieve and then sprinkle the tops of the cookies (or you can just roll the cookies in the sugar). I like the look of dusting the powdered sugar on the cookies by using a fine strainer. It gives it that light, snowy look.
Place in an airtight container between sheets of wax paper and they will keep a couple of weeks.
Last week there were over 50 links to the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies. I love all the other recipes that are being shared. I'm getting so many great recipes and ideas. Check out this week's blog hop link at the bottom of my post. And keep checking back as more recipes are added in.
I found this white container at Michaels. I added in some blue tissue paper and my daughters decorated it with felt snowflake stickers.
I also found these recipe cards at Michaels in the $1 bin. Twenty cards per pack for a dollar per pack. What a great deal and cute too!
This is just for demonstration purposes. Of course the recipe card would be filled out with the recipe on it.
Mom's Cooking Club Lesson: Since these cookies remind me of snow and melting snow, I wanted to keep with the snowflake theme. Place cookies in white box (like above) or white tin lined with blue or white tissue paper. Decorate with snowflake stickers and include recipe card.