I hadn’t made these classic cookies for more than….well….let’s just say “too many” years. 😉 I feel old enough lately, and I’d rather not even think about it. 😉
I love the way these cookies, literally, melt in your mouth do to using part cornstarch instead of flour. Hence how they got their name, “Melting Moments”!
But instead of just making one of the classic recipes, I like to play a little bit with different flavors.
For the holiday season, I decided to go with one of my favorite flavors this time of year – – peppermint!
I used peppermint extract, but you could also use a peppermint oil if you prefer, adjusting the amount according to the strength of the oil. Be careful not to add too much. Just start with a little and taste the dough. You can always add more, but you can’t take it back out. 😉
I also like to tint the dough festive colors while I’m at it, too! And though I do enjoy the dark and bright reds, burgundies and pine greens of Christmastime, I also very much enjoy making a pretty pastel goodie tray as well.
So I decided to go pastel this year, and thought that these classic cookies turned out so very pretty!
There is always elegance in simplicity, I say. 😉
If you, too, haven’t made these wonderful childhood favorites in awhile, it’s time to fix that! Though the Christmas season is all packed up for this year, there is always another special time to make these! The beautiful pink color would be perfect for Valentine’s Day! Or tint the dough a pale green and serve them for St. Paddy’s Day!
Later on in the year, I’ll share a few more versions that I make that I think you’ll love just as much as the original!
But I do hope that you give this version a try soon! They’re very easy to make, use very few ingredients, are light as a feather and truly do melt right in your mouth! And you can even fit all of the cookies onto one single baking sheet as they’re nice and petite. Cleanup is a breeze to boot, because your baking sheet stays clean when lined with parchment paper!
What’s not to love?
Hope you had a wonderful holiday!