Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday Food: Melting Moment Cookies

Back to the Christmas cookies! I got this recipe from a friend many years ago. These are tasty, buttery cookies that don't need to be rolled and cut into shapes to make an impression. The original recipe says to roll the balls in crushed cornflakes, though I've never done that. It's a great recipe to use up the egg yolks left over when your recipe calls for egg whites only. I always make these with a double batch of Mint Brownie Bites. Enjoy!

Melting Moments Cookies

1 cup sugar
2 sticks butter
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
1 2/3 cups self rising flour*

Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg yolk and vanilla. Add flour and mix.
Form into balls. Roll in crushed cornflakes if desired. Place on greased cookie sheets.
Bake 15 - 20 minutes (less for softer cookies, more for crispy). Cool on pan then transfer to wire rack.
Makes about 4 dozen.

* If you don't have self rising flour (which I never do), use 2 1/2 tsp baking powder + 3/4 tsp salt + all purpose flour to equal 1 2/3 cups.

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