Melting moments cookies are a delightful little sugar cookie guaranteed to melt the heart of the lucky person you bake them for! Here’s the easy recipe.
Okay, so fair warning – this is one of those posts that has a lot of color commentary before you get to the recipe, so I will totally understand if you want to just scroll down to the recipe!
So, here goes! Valentine’s Day is the Southern husband’s favorite holiday. By a country mile.
It probably has something to do with the fact that he is the most romantic guy on the face of the earth, and for him, a day that is all about love and romance and hearts and flowers plays right into how he is wired.
So when I first heard about a cookie with the name Melting Moments, I knew I had to make them for him, and I knew he would want me to share them with you in time for Valentine’s Day. Don’t they sound romantic? Romantic is his favorite.
Once I realized that a cookie named Melting Moments existed, the next step was to figure out how to make them. I knew they were a sweet and simple sugar cookie, but that’s pretty much all I knew.
And that’s where once again, one of my wonderful readers came to my rescue. Wonderful Karen was sweet enough to share her mom’s recipe. Karen’s mom Eva was a fabulous Southern cook originally from Texas, and she loved trying new recipes.
Happily for me, one of those recipes was for Melting Moments, and while Karen shared this recipe with me around Christmas-time (and they would make a fabulous holiday cookie!), I’ve decided they are now my official Valentine’s Day Cookie.
Because after 30 (!!!) years of being married to this guy, he still melts my heart.
With his romantic Southern drawl, and his beat-up cowboy boots.
Because he has a sixth sense about when I need a cup of tea or a glass of wine or a cookie.
Because he has never complained One Single Time about having yet another lukewarm dinner because I needed to take one more picture of it.
Because he still makes my heart beat fast and my knees go weak. Because he makes me feel cherished and special every single day. Because of more than I could ever tell you.
Because of all that.
Oh, and because he didn’t mush any wedding cake into my face that day. (Although that might have been his self-preservation instinct kicking in.)
So the least I can do is make the guy some Melting Moments, with extra love on the side. And not to give him a hard time when he swipes one early.
Okay, enough with the mushy stuff and on to the recipe!
Here’s How To Make Melting Moments Cookies!
Stir a half cup of cornstarch, a half cup of powdered sugar and a cup of flour together with a whisk.
Mix in ¾ cup of room temperature butter until it forms a soft dough (I usually start this with a spatula and then finish with my fingers – the warmth of your hands will help mix the butter in and the dough come together. Refrigerate for one hour.
Roll the dough into small balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet (the dough might be a little crumbly – keep smooshing it and I promise it will go into a ball).
Press down slightly with a fork. Bake for 15-20 minutes until edges are ever so lightly browned.
Cool for 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack.
Shake powdered sugar over the top (I like to do this by putting the sugar in a small fine mesh strainer and shake-shake-shaking over the top of the cookies!).
More tips for making Melting Moments Cookies!
Sometimes you need to add a little extra butter…start with a tablespoon, work it in well, and add a little more if you need it.
Yep! Once you start rolling the dough into balls, it will hold together fine. Some might need a little more rolling than others.
As with all baked treats, they are best enjoyed the same day, but I promise they will still be super delicious for a few days after. If they last that long!
Immediately bring the first one to someone you love and give it to them with a kiss.
This concludes my Valentine love letter disguised as a cookie recipe…hope you love them as much as we do!
Updated (and made even more delicious!) from a previously published Framed Cooks post!