Melting Moments
Recipe type: Scandinavian Cookie
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter (no substitutes!) at room temperature
  • Granulated sugar for rolling balls
  1. Place cornstarch, powdered sugar, and flour in bowl of electric mixer and mix.
  2. Add the softened butter and mix until the dough is blended and starts to form a ball.
  3. Place the dough on a piece of plastic wrap and form into a ball. Wrap up and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Form dough into 1-inch balls, then roll each in granulated sugar to coat. Place balls a couple inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Stamp each cookie with desired cookie stamp, dipped in sugar every couple balls to keep dough from sticking.
  5. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until they are a beautiful golden color. Remove from oven and let sit on the cookie sheets a couple minutes before removing carefully to a wire rack. They are very delicate! Cool completely. Makes about 2-1/2 to 3 dozen cookies.
Recipe by The Culinary Cellar at