Cookie Recipes - Melting Moments


1 1/2 c. flour

1/2 c. cornstarch

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 c. confectioners sugar

1 c. butter, room temperature

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

OPTIONAL: 1/4 c. semisweet choc. chips

1 c. confectioners sugar for topping


1. In medium bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch and salt. Set bowl aside.

2. With electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy (2 minutes). Beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture and mix until flour is incorporated. If using chocolate chips, crush them slightly and add to dough now.

3. Cover and refrigerate for an hour (or until firm).

4. Preheat oven to 350°F and place rack in center of oven. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

5. Form dough into 1 inch balls and put on prepared baking sheets about 1 inch apart. Bake for approx. 12 - 14 minutes (or until edges cookies start to brown). Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack. Let cool for about 5 minutes.

6. Put some of the powdered sugar on a plate. Place cookies on plate. Sift or sprinkle the rest of sugar on top of the cookies. OPTION: Just roll the cookies in the sugar.

**NOTE: Adult assistance required when using oven or using sharp kitchen tools.

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