Grandma’s Melting Moments Cookies Recipe

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Grandma's Melting Moments Cookies Recipe

When I think of the holidays I have fond memories of baking cookies with my Mom. We would open up the “cookie factory” out of my Mom’s kitchen every Christmas, pumping out a huge assortment of our favorite cookies. When I got married to my husband his favorite cookies were Melting Moments. They were a cookie that his Grandma had made, his mother had made, and a family staple. I had never heard of them! Of course, since they were his favorite I had to learn how to master making them. This is his Grandma’s Melting Moments Cookies Recipe which produces a delicious cookie that is delicate and melts in your mouth as the name implies. The secret to the melting, delicate flavor is in sifting your ingredients to achieve a silky texture. It’s not as hard as it sounds though and anyone can do it!

Melting Moments recipe - sift ingredients

Begin by creaming one cup of butter and gradually beating in powdered sugar. Then slowly sift in corn starch and flour and mix well.

How to make melting moments recipe

Next chill in the fridge for an hour. If you live in the frozen tundra like I do (Northern Minnesota), then take advantage of that bone-chilling cold weather and stick your bowl outside for ten minutes. They will be chilled by then 🙂 Hey, the cold has to be good for something right?!

Form balls - Melting Moments Recipe

Then form small, bite size balls and smash them down just a little with your fingers so they are slightly flat, instead of ball shaped. Put them on a parchment lined cookie sheet or use a Silpat mat like I do (LOVE my Silpat mat!). Then bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes until bottoms just start to turn brown and tops of cookies aren’t doughy feeling anymore.

McCormick Food Color & Pure Vanilla Extract

 While the cookies are baking, start making your frosting. Use McCormick food colors and Pure Vanilla Extract to make the simple frosting recipe.

DIY Powdered Sugar Frosting Recipe

Combine melted butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk together to make frosting.

DIY Christmas Frosting

Then add red McCormick food coloring to one bowl and green McCormick food coloring to the other bowl and mix well. My husband’s family always colors their frosting very light so they are more of a pastel red and green. I prefer a little more bold red and green coloring which always makes my cookies stand out from the rest!

Frost Melting Moments Cookies

Once your cookies have cooled, frost the tops of them and let them dry.

Melting Moments Cookie Recipe

Store in an airtight container or freeze. They freeze very well so you can make them ahead and pull them out the day you need them!

Print the recipe off below or pin this post to easily find it later!

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Grandma's Melting Moments Cookies Recipe

Melting Moments cookies melt in your mouth as the silky layers dissolve.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 3/4 cup corn starch (sifted)
  • 1 1/3 cup flour (sifted)
  • Frosting
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter, divided in half in 2 bowls (mix your frosting in two bowls and then color it so you have red and green frosting)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, divided in half
  • 1 tsp McCormick pure vanilla extract, divided in half
  • 3 tsp milk, divided in half (or enough to thin frosting for spreading)
  • McCormick Food Coloring

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and gradually beat in the powdered sugar (sifted).
  2. Then sift in corn starch and flour gradually, mixing as you add.
  3. Chill one hour in fridge.
  4. Remove from fridge and form small, bite size balls.
  5. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet (or use Silpat mat) and smash down slightly so they are flat and not ball shaped.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes until just starting to brown on the bottom and so the tops no longer feel doughy.
  7. Mix together the frosting ingredients in two separate bowls.
  8. Add red food coloring to one bowl and green food coloring to the other bowl and mix well.
  9. Frost cookies once they are cooled.
  10. Store in an airtight container or freeze for later.
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My Melting Moments were featured over at A Southern Mother. Grab some more great Christmas cookie recipes in her Cookie Exchange post!

 

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Comments

  1. My favorite holiday memory is baking cookies each winter with my mom and grandma. We’d bake for days! My family has a special recipes for shortbread cookies and toffee that’s been passed down for generations. #flavorstory

  2. vickie couturier says:

    we have flavored pancakes on Christmas morning before presents,my fave is bananas

  3. Cinnamon Monkey bread with fresh fruit salad (grapefruit, clementine, pomegranate) is our Christmas morn tradition. The fruit cleanses the palate for more monkey bread

  4. Joan Kubes says:

    My mom used to make these wonderful homemade candies for Christmas every year #flavorstory

  5. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    My favorite holiday flavors are vanilla and cinnamon. I love fresh baked cinnamon rolls for holiday mornings #flavorstory

  6. I have a wonderful memory of my grandmother baking so many christmas cookies and having them all decorated and laying out on her kitchen table and they were delicious. thankyou, ken

  7. Jan Messali says:

    My favorite holiday food memory is waking up to the smell of cinnamon rolls and baked apples every Christmas morning. Yum! #flavorstory

  8. Deb Jackson says:

    We love a little hazelnut flavor in our cookies and candies.

  9. My favorite holiday memory is the delicious Greek butter cookies that my MIL used to make for us #flavorstory.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. My unique #flavorstory is replacing vanilla in recipes with almond extract, its a huge hit with my family. My favorite holiday memory is making Christmas cakes with my Mother.

  11. Sandy Headtke says:

    #flavorstory 4 of my best friends and I get together each year to have a cookie baking party. Chaotic but fun

  12. I now make the candy that my mom used to make each year. Yum.

  13. My favorite holiday #flavorstory is one year, I had a lot of baking to do. So I decided to do it all at once. The apartment building I lived in was having some work done. I had to run a errand, so I told the workers they could help themselves to some cookies I had cooling. I came back, and the cookies were mostly gone. I am talking dozens of cookies here. At the time I wasn’t laughing about it, but I can now.

  14. My #flavorstory involves my family always drinking hot cocoa every time it snows. It makes winter seem so much less horrible!

  15. My favorite holiday #flavorstory memory is walking into my grandma’s house each Christmas and seeing her bar filled with all kinds of goodies like her homemade fudge, fresh pecan pies, buttermilk pies, cookies. It brings back some wonderful feelings of awesome holidays with her and my grandpa.

  16. My favorite holday #flavorstory memory for Thanksgiving/Christmas is my grandma’s crescent rolls. It doesn’t matter how hard anyone tries, no one can make them as well as her! They have the best flavor, best fluff, best of everything all into one!

  17. I don’t do twitter for privacy reasons.

    Favorite tradition is making and decorating Christmas cookies together.

  18. We always made a homemade gingerbread house each year and my favorite was the Red Hot Cinnamon candies we would put on it. So the flavor of gingerbread, icing, and cinnamon mixed together remind me of Christmas while growing up #flavorstory

  19. My favorite memories (#flavorstory) all involve cooking with my mom and grandma when I was a kid. I learned so much from them and had fun doing it! I wouldn’t be the cook I am today without all of their wisdom!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  20. Angela Saver says:

    My favorite memories #flavorstory is baking pies & cookies with my daughter each year. Our favorite spice is cinnamon, & we always use a little extra in recipes that use cinnamon!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

  21. Sarah Hall says:

    #flavorstory My favorite story is making a Hummingbird Cake for a lady at the convenience store who was having about 40 people at her home for the holiday dinner. The reason I feel so deeply about it is the lady, her mother and her son were killed in a car accident a few months later.

  22. georgey c. says:

    My favorite food memory is the Holiday Christmas cookies my grandmother would make, especially her cut out decorated cookies of Santa with all the colored icing she’d put on them and they tasted amazing! #flavorstory

  23. #flavorstory my sons and I like to bake different Christmas cookies to decorate them

  24. Those look so yummy!!! A memory was making gingerbread cookies with my aunt and decorating them with mini kisses

  25. #flavorstory One of my favorite holiday memories is baking Christmas cookies with my daughter each year as she grew up. Now it is such a pleasure seeing her keeping the tradition with her 2 little girls.

  26. Thank u for the recipe ,very nice

  27. #flavorstory,we make cookies called mamool I remember when I was young we have a holiday called Eid,I used to wake up on the smell of it when my mom made it,yummy, it’s semolina and flour cookies and orange blossom water dough stuffed cookies with dates and walnut and cinnamon sugar

  28. Steven weber says:

    These remind me of my grandma as well.. thank you for sharing!!

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