December 15, 2009

Melting Moments

My son loves cookies... When ever you ask him what he wants to eat he will start his list..his favorite eggs. If you tell him no eggs than its cookies, if no cookies then its chapati, then banana , orange juice and then finally milk. He has been pestring me for cookies for a few days now. So since its the holiday season and everybody is busy making cookies and cakes I too decided to make some cookies.
I got the recipe from joyof baking. The name itself was soo good, melting moments, and sure enough it tasted good too. It was really very delicate, and felt like it melted in the mouth for a cookie.
I didnt change the recipe at all.Why mess with a perfect recipe ha!

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch (corn flour) 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt  
  • 1/4 cup powdered (confectioners or icing) sugar  
  • 1 cup  unsalted butter, room temperature  
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract  
  • 1 cup (110 grams) 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 , cream 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 F (177 degrees C) 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 the confectioners sugar onto the bottom of the pan and roll the cookies in the sugar.