Saturday, 14 February 2015

Melting Moments

Last year I made these very delicate and fragile cookies for CNY and were very well received by my family.  Yes, indeed very addictive and we all liked that 'melting moment' as soon as we closed our lips. Mmmm yummy!

So for this year, it's the 'repeat order' for our homebaked CNY cookies.  This year's Valentine's Day falls few days before CNY and I'm "killing 2 birds with 1 stone".  Piped into rosettes and a few big V like heart shapes, making them look lovely ^-^!

Recipe adapted from : Joy of Baking

Melting Moments

Ingredients :
1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all purpose flour
1/2 cup (60 grams) cornstarch (corn flour)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (30 grams) confectioners sugar (powdered or icing)
1 cup (227 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch and salt.

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth (about 2 minutes). Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat just until incorporated. Cover and refrigerate the batter for an hour or two, or until firm. (I omitted this step as I'm using piping bag)

Preheat oven to 170 degrees C and place rack in center of oven.
* the oven temperature may vary, do adjust accordingly.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large star-shaped piping nozzle. Pipe into the required shapes on a baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Space the shapes well apart.

Bake for about 10 - 14 minutes or until the edges of the cookies just start to brown. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 3-5 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack that is placed over a sheet of parchment or wax paper.

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

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

"Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14. It is a festival of romantic love and many people give cards, letters, flowers or presents to their spouse or partner."

Melting Moments to all who celebrates Valentine ...
♡ Happy Valentine's Day ♡
Wishing you happiness and prosperity in the Year of The Ram

My last batch of lovely homemade cookies for our 2015 CNY cookies ^-^!

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I'm linking this post to the
"Cook & Celebrate: CNY 2015" event organised by

Yen from Eat your heart out, Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids.

'My Treasured Recipes #5 - Chinese New Year Goodies (Jan/Feb 2015)' hosted by
Miss B of  Everybody Eats Well in Flanders and co-hosted by
Charmaine of  Mimi Bakery House


  1. Karen, Happy Valentine's Day to you!
    Cookies with melt-in-your-mouth texture are always nice to eat .. can't stop grabbing one after another.

  2. Happy Valentine to you Karen.
    Melting moment is my family's favorite too.
    You baked yours so nicely, love the evenly pale golden color!

  3. Hey Karen, these melting moments sounds so good as a gift.. melts right into us.. lovely to have these as after dinner desserts... with a nice cuppa

    Thanks for linking to best recipes

  4. Melt in mouth .... O yummy! Happy Valentine's Day my dear! ;)

  5. I haven't bake this cookie for a long while now or maybe the name has evolved to become more sophisticated lol! Lovely rosettes!

  6. 你太有心思了,把饼干pipe成心形真的很不错。赞赞~

  7. Good morning Karen,
    Melting moment is my family's favorite too. I love the rosettes,just perfect for the Valentines. Happy Belated Valentines' Day !

  8. Lovely cookies that just melt your heart! :)

  9. Hi Karen,

    You are so thoughtful baking these melting cookies for your family! I see that they are your beloved Valentines :D


  10. Hi Karen,
    These cookies are so lovely. The rosettes are so well done.
    Hope you had a great Valentine's celebration with your family.

  11. Hi Karen! I think anyone eating your wonderful Melting Moments will melt with sheer enjoyment!

  12. These cookies turned out so nicely and I bet they were a delicious treat for your family!

  13. This cookie was the very first I learnt when I started baking for CNY. Definitely brought back fond memories. Happy Lunar New Year.

  14. Really suit the title~Melting Moments,look so so melt in mouth


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