It is melt in your mouth time, folks. If you are looking for delicate cookies that are light as air and melt in your mouth, these Melting Moments Cookies really do their name justice.
The cookies have a shortbread texture to them and are just delicious.
Melting Moments Cookies – As light as Air and So Tasty!
The cookies are quite easy to make. You can to make a dough that is half all purpose flour and half cornstarch, and mix it with a cup of butter and some pure vanilla extract.
The combination of flour and cornstarch is what makes the cookies so light and fluffy. And be sure to use pure vanilla extract.T
he imitation stuff just won’t do, especially in a delicate cookie like this.
This takes just a few minutes but then you have to chill the dough. This makes sure the cookies hold up well in the oven.
That means you have to set aside a few hours to make these cookies, (or make the dough one day and finish up the next).
Once the dough has cooled for about an hour, you can slice the dough in 1/2-3/4″ wide slices and then cut those in half and shape them into the pillow shape.
Or you just roll them into some little balls, and bake them, and then either roll in confectioner’s sugar, or place them on a wire rack over paper and sprinkle them with sifted confectioner’s sugar.
If you roll them, they will sometimes get a bit soggy on the bottom, so I like to sprinkle the tops for a more melt in your mouth texture.
Perfect for tea time, a light luncheon dessert or anytime you want just a bite of delicious “melt in your mouth” goodness. These melting moments are like soft little cloud shortbread pillows. So delicate!
Nutritional information for these pillow cookies
These tasty cookies are light enough to fit into a diet plan. They have 80 calories and are reasonably low in sugar. Each cookie works out to 4 Weight Watchers smart points.
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- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
- In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch and salt. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar for about 2 minutes until it is light and fluffy. Mix in the pure vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture that you prepared earlier, and mix until everything is well incorporated. Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least one hour or until it is quite firm.
- Preheat oven to 350 º F. Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats, or use parchment paper.
- Take out the refrigerated dough and either slice the dough or roll it into 1 inch balls and place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets spacing -1 inch apart. Bake for about 10-12 minutes. You will know when they are ready. The edges of the cookies will just start to brown. Remove from oven and let them sit in the pan for a couple of minutes and then put on a rack to cool.
- To finish the cookies, place some parchment or news paper under the wire rack. Sprinkle the tops of the cookies with powdered sugar. If you prefer, you can just roll the slightly cooled cookies in the powdered sugar.
- Place in an airtight container between sheets of wax paper. They will keep well for about 2 weeks. Makes about 40 cookies.
Serving Size:1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 4.5gSaturated Fat: 2.9gUnsaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 12.4mgSodium: 64.1mgCarbohydrates: 9.1gFiber: 0.1gSugar: 3.9gProtein: 0.4g