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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Melting Moments #ChristmasCookies

     Hasn't 12 days of Cookies been fun so far?  There are so many great varieties and inspiration from all around the world.  I don't know about you, but I have found plenty of recipes to add to my must make list.  If only the holiday baking season were a bit longer and there were a few more hours in the day, I could have the best cookie trays in all of the land filled with a few of each of these marvelous cookies.  I suppose there is always next year!

     These melting moments are a breeze to make.  They are a lot like the classic snowball cookies, but without the pecans.  You can certainly roll them in powdered sugar if you like, or they are great with a simple powdered sugar glaze and a few sprinkles.  You don't have to do anything too fancy to make them stand out.  Let their buttery melt in your mouth texture do all of the talking.

    My little guy LOVED these cookies.  He kept picking out his favorites and setting them aside for later.  Needless to say none of them hit our trays for sharing.  I may have to make another couple of batches when he is napping sometime if we want to have some left to share!

Melting Moments
makes about 3 dozen


1 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup corn starch
1 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

optional glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar, 2(ish!) Tablespoons milk, 1/4 tsp vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together corn starch, flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Mix dry ingredients into butter mixture until thoroughly combined.
  5. Roll into 1" balls and flatten slightly.
  6. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets for about 12 minutes or until slightly golden. 
  7. Cool for a couple of minutes on the cookie sheet, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. For glaze, mix together ingredients adjusting with more milk or powdered sugar as necessary to make a thick glaze.  Spoon over cookies and top with sprinkles if desired. 

      Welcome to the 12 Days of Cookies, hosted by Family Around the Table and Cooking With Carlee.  We will be filling the season with all kinds of delicious cookies.  Be sure to check out some of the recipes below or you can follow along on Facebook or Twitter by searching #ChristmasCookies.  We also have a 12 Days of Cookies Pinterest board where you can see all of the goodness!  May your holidays be sweet!

12 Days of Cookies Day 8

Almond Butter Cookies from Cindy's Recipes and Writings 

Eggnog Hugs from Making the Most of Naptime

Hungarian Poppyseed Pinwheel Cookies from Palatable Pastime

Kourambiedes from A Day in the Life on the Farm

Melting Moments from Cooking With Carlee

Muddy Snowballs from Family Around the Table

Raspberry Coconut Cookies from Jolene's Recipe Journal


  1. I have seen so many cookie recipes this week from you and your friends that I want to try for my cookie trays. Add them to the ones that are family favorites and I'll need a truck to store them all in.

    1. You could devote a barn to cookies and invite everyone over for a cookie walk!

  2. Jax is enough to "melt" my happy that lil guy loves these cookies...a sweet memory he and you will have forever in relation to these yummy sounding and looking cookies!!

    1. Ha! Thanks, Andrea! He melts mine too!

  3. These sound so simple and sooooo goooood! I like the way you decorated. Change the colors and they could be for another holiday! Thanks for sharing.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,

    1. I was thinking that myself! They would be an easy addition to the Easter buffet table with some cute springy sprinkles! Thanks, Linda!

  4. I love the idea of the glaze instead of rolling in powdered sugar!

    1. You need something to hold the sprinkles! ;-)

  5. Love a glazed cookie they're so pretty!

  6. These look amazing! Making cookies is on my list of things to do today and I think I'll give these a go! Pinning and thanks for sharing!
    Erica @

    1. This is my favorite time of year for baking cookies, I hope you love them!

  7. You've been reading my mind...these look fantastic. Can't wait to try them. Printed & pinned! Thanks for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck.

  8. Wish I had one right now, oh they look yummy! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Pinned! Have a great week!

    1. You'd want at least two! ;-) Thanks!


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