|My daughter, Mia. She makes my heart melt everyday.|
I L*O*V*E these cookies! Just as the name suggests, they melt in your mouth and are oh so buttery good! I love the way they look; both frosted and piped. They’re the perfect petite treat for Valentine’s Day.
Another reason why I love these cookies is because of their name. Seriously, can you find a cuter name for a cookie? One of my recent melting moments is when my daughter said “ma-ma” for the first time! So let me ask you, what’s one of your melting moments? J Leave a comment below!
Melting Moments – The Perfect Valentine Cookie
1 C butter, softened
1/3 C powdered sugar
1 2/3 C flour
**1/8 t. salt ONLY if you used unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 350°F and grease baking sheets.
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in the flour and combine until well blended.
**If you’re going to pipe the dough, do not chill the dough!!** Instead place the dough in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip (I used a
1M tip). Pipe the dough onto your baking sheet into the desired shape. Wilton
For the traditional melting moment: chill the dough for 30 minutes.
Form the dough into tablespoon-sized balls and place on baking sheets. Press the balls down with a floured fork.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the cookies start to brown along the edges.
Source: adapted from my sister-in-law’s mother, Pegggy Brooker
2 T butter
1 C powdered sugar
½ t vanilla extract
¼ t almond extract (optional)
Cream or milk
food coloring, if desired
Melt butter in saucepan. Remove from heat; stir in sugar and extracts.
Add cream or milk to thin the frosting to your desired consistency. Tint with food coloring, if desired.
Source: adapted from Group Recipes