Friday, December 5, 2014

Foodie Friday- Melting Moments Cookies

Melting Moments Cookies
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tbsp half and half
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, cream the butter until light, then gradually add the confectioners' sugar and salt. Beat this mixture thoroughly, about 3 minutes; gradually add the cornstarch and flour and blend well. Form the dough into walnut- sized balls and chill for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350F. Transfer the balls to an ungreased cookie sheet and let stand for 20 minutes or until soft, then make a thumbprint on top of each to flatten the cookies. Bake for 15-16 minutes or until the cookies are golden on the bottom. Remove to a rack to cool. 
  3. While the cookies cool, make the icing: in a small bowl, combine the butter, confectioners sugar, almond extract and half and half until creamy. Ice the cookies when they are completely cooled. Store in tins, in layers separated by plastic wrap.  
Kelsey Conway
Backus-Page House Museum

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