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Melting Moments Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Melting Moments

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"These classic cookies are so named because they really do melt in your mouth!"

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Original recipe makes 36 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    55 mins


  1. Combine flour, corn starch and powdered sugar in medium bowl; set aside.
  2. Beat butter in large bowl with mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add flour mixture and vanilla; beat until well blended. (If necessary, refrigerate dough 30 minutes to 1 hour or until easy to handle.)
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly with floured fork.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove; cool completely on wire racks. Store in a tightly covered container.
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  • * 3/4 cups butter or margarine = 1 1/2 sticks of butter or margarine

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 29, 2010

These cookies are buttery, crumbly and so delicious! The only thing I changed was I added a shake of salt. I also made them smaller than suggested so once they were done baking they were about 1 inch in diameter. I love that this recipe really doesn't require much, and anyone could make these, I just toss everything in the bowl at once and stir! I will be making these for years to come! Great Cookies!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 07, 2010

Universal household response: "too much... something." They're not awful, and they're incredibly easy, but they also aren't very good.


39 Ratings

Feb 04, 2011

So yummy. I love the texture! They are delightful as is, but this time, I used 1/2 tsp vanilla and a 1/2 tsp almond extract and made a lemon glaze with confectioner's sugar and fresh lemon juice as a fun variation.

Sep 13, 2010

This was very good and easy. I was skeptical with the amount of corn starch and no egg but they're wonderful. We dipped in melted chocolate and let cool. Yum!

Sep 13, 2010

i made these just because i love the name.. glad i did.. they're great! can't stop breaking them in half, popping in my mouth and letting them melt.. yummmm..

Nov 02, 2010

These are fabulous! So easy to make and they taste wonderful. I used palin vanilla extract instead of bourbon vanilla extract and they were great. Everyone loved them.

Sep 20, 2010

Best butter cookie ever. I added a pinch of salt to bring out the vanilla flavor.

Dec 23, 2010

These were exactly as described. Very light melty and delicious. i was surprized by the lack of liquid and so added a tiny bit extra vanilla, but they were really good, particularly right out of the oven. They are rich and not too sweet. For company i might dredge them in powdered sugar or dip them in chocolate.. but for now, they are perfect with coffee :)


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  • Calories
  • 60 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 27 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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