Saturday, December 22, 2012
12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Melting Moments
I found this recipe on another blog that I love and immediately emailed Amanda to ask if I could borrow it for a 12 Days of Christmas Cookies post. She happily obliged and here it is!
MELTING MOMENTS COOKIES (1 dozen)
1 c butter, softened
2 c flour
2 T powdered sugar
1 t vanilla extract
1/4 c + a few tablespoons powdered sugar
2 T butter, softened
2 T boiling water
1 t vanilla
sprinkles or food coloring (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter with vanilla. Add flour and powdered sugar and continue to mix until well combined. Form dough into small, compact balls. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets and press each cookie with a fork dipped in sugar. Bake for 15-18 minutes until cookies begin to brown.
While cookies are baking, cream together all ingredients for the frosting until fluffy. Start with 1/4 c powdered sugar and add additional tablespoons if needed, to taste. Mix sprinkles or food coloring into the frosting. I used my peppermint flavored red sprinkles.
Remove cookies from oven and carefully place on wire rack to cool completely. Frost the bottom of a cookie and place another on top to make a cookie sandwich.
Hannah's cookie note: These cookies definitely get their name because they melt in your mouth... and for that matter, they crumble in your hand, too! They're buttery and perfectly sweet, but fall right apart if you're not careful! The best tip I have is to make very small cookies- the smaller they are, the less likely they are to fall apart.