Last weekend, my Mother-In-Law, Marilyn and I had our annual Christmas cookie baking day. Usually, there are more than just the two of us but because of schedules, we were the lone bakers this year. This is what we had accomplished by the end of the day...
Not too bad!
I want to share the recipe for my FAVORITE Christmas cookie with you. My Mom, Terry, makes these every year and now when I bake at my M-I-L's- they've become my specialty! They're called Melting Moments. Enjoy!
Melting Moments (makes 3 dozen)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
1 Cup Butter
2/3 Cup Cornstarch
1/3 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 1/4 Flour
Cream butter, cornstarch p. sugar and flour. Form into small balls and place on cookie sheet. Use the bottom of a flour coated glass to lightly press down on the cookie. Bake 10 minutes at 400. DO NOT OVERCOOK. The cookies should not turn brown. Take them out at the first sight of golden brown and let cool on rack.
Once the cookie is completely cooled, frost. I recommend doubling the frosting/one recipe of cookies.
2 TBSP Melted Butter
3/4 CUP Powdered Sugar
2 TBSP Hot Cream (Half & Half)
Combine melted butter and powdered sugar. Stir until all lumps are gone. Slowly add a bit of hot cream until you get a good texture for frosting. Add food coloring. (We've started to use neon colors- it adds a lot to your cookie trays!) Add a little more hot cream every time your frosting starts to harden. It should have a smooth appearance. EAT!
Our finished product...
DONNA'S MELTING MOMENTS- SHE ACCIDENTALLY USED DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF BUTTER THE RECIPE CALLED FOR...