Continuing on with the bakefest at our house, I decided to try another recipe with multiple entries into Grandma's Birks Box of recipes. Melting Moments. I remember hearing them mentioned growing up, but I couldn't quite remember what they were.
The recipe card that I used is titled "Melting Moments (Aunt Vera)" so I think it is one of those recipes that everyone has a slightly different version of. The card didn't have baking temperature or time on it so I did a quick google search for "Melting Moments" and discovered that most recipes for this cookie have cornstarch (leading me to believe this is a shortbread variation). Aunt Vera's does not contain cornstarch.
This a quick to make cookie, but watch the temperature and time of your oven towards the end, my final batch had a few cookies that were borderline burnt.
Melting Moments (Aunt Vera)
- 1 cup of butter
- 1/2 cup of Icing Sugar
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 tbsp vanilla
Directions (as written on the card, my notes follow):
Blend butter and icing sugar. Add the flour and then the vanilla. May be rolled thin or cut into fingers. Dough may be kept in ice box till ready for use. This improves the flavor.
- end of directions -
My google search for melting moments indicated 350F for 8 to 10 minutes. Our stove runs hot so I went with 8 and it worked perfectly. As well with the roll out or cut into fingers part, this dough is really crumbly when mixed, I used my hands to squish it into a solid ball and then put it in the fridge for a about 15 minutes before rolling out and using small cookie cutters to cut into shapes.
Melting Moments do melt in your mouth, well, they kind of crumble and then melt (or disolve I suppose). I must be getting old because these are my favourite cookies so far. They aren't overly sweet and I think that is what I like best about them. The Kid also approves (she loves shortbread cookies).
Aunt Vera's Melting Moments & Grandma's Cooky-Jar Gingersnaps