Melting Moments make a perfect gift not only for X'mas but for other festive occasions as well. They can come in many variations. Some are piped out into rosettes and a cherry is placed on top, some are sandwiched with cream of various flavours while some are just plain or with lemon zest and served with a dusting of icing sugar. I took the easy way out and opted for the latter :)
True to its name, these cookies really crumble and melt in your mouth, so why not give it another name ... 'Crumbling Moments'!
Recipe for Melting Moments - (adapted from 'here')
- 195 gm plain flour
- 60 gm cornflour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 30 gm icing sugar
- 227 gm unsalted butter (if salted butter is used, omit the salt)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Icing or powdered sugar for dusting
- Sift or whisk the flour and cornflour, set aside.
- Beat the butter till creamy.
- Add in the icing sugar and vanilla, beat till incorporated.
- Add in the dry ingredients, beat till all mixed together.
- Cover the dough with cling wrap and chill for an hour or two.
- Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place them onto a parchment lined baking tray, placing them about 1.1/2 inch apart.
- Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C for 10 to 12 mins. till the edges are starting to brown. (Do not overbake). Let cool, then transfer onto wire rack.
- Sift the icing sugar on top of the cookies.
- These cookies can store well in an air-tight cookie jar.
- Yield : About 3 dozen cookies depending on size.