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Melting Moments Recipe

Melting Moments: In a medium sized bowl, sift or whisk the flour with the cornstarch and salt. 

In the bowl of your electric stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter until smooth. Add the sugar and beat until incorporated. Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat just until combined. Cover and refrigerate the batter until firm (one to two hours).

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

When batter is firm, roll into 1 inch (2.5 cm) balls (about 1 tablespoon/18 grams) and place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets, spacing about 2 inches (5 cm) apart. Bake for about 12 - 16 minutes or until the bottoms of the cookies are golden brown and the edges of the cookies are just starting to brown. Rotate your baking sheet front to back about halfway through baking. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for 1-2 minutes. Put 1 cup (120 grams) of sifted confectioners sugar on a plate and roll each cookie in the powdered sugar. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely and then roll the cookies again in the powdered sugar.

These cookies store very well. Place in an airtight container between sheets of parchment or wax paper and they will keep a couple of weeks. If desired, just before serving, sprinkle the tops of the cookies with powdered sugar.

Makes about 30 cookies.

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Melting Moments:

1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all purpose flour

1/2 cup (60 grams) cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon (1 gram) salt

1/4 cup (30 grams) confectioners sugar (powdered or icing)

1 cup (225 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 1/2 teaspoons (6 grams) pure vanilla extract

Topping:

1 cup (120 grams) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar