Melting Moments Flower Cookies

Melting Moments Flower Cookies

Melting moments flower cookies have a light texture, pretty, and melt in your mouth! The taste is similar to shortbread. They’re perfect for spring and Easter themed desserts.

I have to say these cookies might just be the cutest thing I have ever baked! I make these cookies with the help of my two young children. This dough is super easy to make and uses only 5 ingredients.

Not going to lie, shaping the flowers can be tedious. Each cookie is made up of six 1/2 tsp balls of dough all individually scooped and rolled out by hand. However, all the work is worth it when you have the prettiest flower cookies to eat!

What is a Melting Moments Cookie?

This type of cookie is made with no egg and cornstarch. The flavour of these cookies is similar to shortbread. The cookie uses only five ingredients flour, butter, cornstarch, vanilla, and powdered sugar. The cornstarch and powdered sugar give this cookies a light and airy texture, causing the cookie literally melts in your mouth. This cookie type is an amazing option for people with egg allergies.

melting moments flower cookies

How to Make Melting Moments Flower Cookies

Making the Dough

Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium sized bowl whisk together flour and cornstarch. Set aside.

In a large bowl cream butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. I mix mine for about 3 minutes. Add in the vanilla, mix well.

dry and wet ingredients for the melting moments cookies

Then, add in the flour mixture and mix until well combined.

Take out 1/4 cup of the dough and set it aside (this will be for the centre of the flowers). In the large bowl add in your desired colour of food colouring. Start with a small amount and keep gradually adding in more colouring and mixing until you reach the colour you like.

Shaping the Flowers

Scoop out 1/2 tsp of the white dough and roll into a ball. Place them on the baking sheet 2 inches apart from one another. Do this until all the white dough is used up. You should get about 22 white dough balls. These balls will be the centre of the flowers.

shape the white dough and make into balls

Next, scoop out 1/2 tsp of the coloured dough roll into a ball. These will be the petals. Place the ball around the white dough ball, gently pressing it together. Make 5 dough petal balls for each flower. Continue adding all the dough petals onto the flowers until all the dough is used up.

melting moments flower cookies dough

Next, using a fork gently push it down onto each petal dough ball to create a pretty design.

use a fork to make a pretty petal design in the melting moments flower cookies

Baking

Bake for 8 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown. Once baked, it is important to let them cool completely on the baking trays. The cookies are very delicate before cooling.

melting moments flower cookies

WHAT DOES SPOONED AND LEVELLED FLOUR MEAN?

Spooned and levelled flour refers to the way of measuring flour. To properly measure flour you should scoop spoonfuls of flour into your measuring cup and then scrape with a knife to level off the access. Scooping the measuring cup directly into your flour cause the flour to compress and getting more than the recipe calls for.

STORING THE COOKIES

Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. The cookies stay good for up to four days if stored properly.

melting moments flower cookies

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Melting Moments Flower Cookies

Jessie M
Melting moments flower cookies have a light texture, pretty, and melt in your mouth! The taste is similar to shortbread. They're perfect for spring and Easter themed desserts.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 50 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course dessert, Holiday
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 22 cookies

Equipment

  • baking sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 1 & 1/2 C all purpose flour spooned and levelled *
  • 1/2 C cornstarch
  • 1 C salted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • food colouring chose any colour you like

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Making the Dough

  • In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour and cornstarch. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl cream butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. I mix mine for about 3 minutes.
  • Add in the vanilla, mix well.
  • Add in the flour mixture and mix until well combined.
  • Take out 1/4 cup of the dough and set it aside. (this will be for the centre of the flowers)
  • In the large bowl add in your desired colour of food colouring. Start with a small amount and keep gradually adding in more colouring and mixing until you reach the colour you like.

Shaping the Flowers

  • Scoop out 1/2 tsp of the white dough and roll into a ball. Place them on the baking sheet 2 inches apart from one another. Do this until all the white dough is used up. You should get about 22 white dough balls. These balls will be the centre of the flowers.
  • Next, scoop out 1/2 tsp of the coloured dough roll into a ball. These will be the petals. Place the coloured ball around the white dough ball, gently pressing it together. Make 5 dough petal balls for each flower. See images above to see how I place them.
  • Continue adding all the dough petals onto the flowers until all the dough is used up.
  • Using a fork, gently push it down onto each petal dough ball to create a pretty design. See images above.

Baking

  • Bake for 8 minutes or until the bottoms are just turning a golden brown.
  • Once baked, it is important to let them cool completely on the baking trays. The cookies are very delicate before cooling.

Notes

*Spooned and levelled flour refers to the way of measuring flour. To properly measure flour you should scoop spoonfuls of flour into your measuring cup and then scrape with a knife to level off the access. Scooping the measuring cup directly into your flour cause the flour to compress and getting more than the recipe calls for.
Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.
DO NOT USE MELTED BUTTER, doing so will not allow the cookies to hold their shape.
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