25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 16 – Melting Moments

“When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.”  ― Bob Hope

Melting moments were one of my favorite cookies at Christmas time  growing up.  They were simple to make and there was something about rolling  balls in coconut,  smashing them with a fork and putting a maraschino cherry or pecan in the center that satisfied my need for creativity. As an adult, I searched for years to find the familiar recipe that was always pasted on every cornstarch box with no success. And then there came Google, where everything is available at the click of a mouse, and voila, I have found the recipe at Argo and Kingsford Cornstarch. You can’t go wrong with these cookies.

Melting moments are versatile. Whether these cookies are rolled in coconut, sprinkle with crushed peppermints or dolloped with a cherry, imagination is your only limitation. I add cocoa powder to a batch for an additional variation. Not only are these cookies beautiful, but they truly do melt in your mouth. If you only have time to bake one cookie, these are the ones for you.

25 Days of Christmas Cookies

Day 16 – Melting Moments

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 16 - Melting Moments

Day 15 – Chocolaty Melting Snowmen

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 15 - Chocolaty Melting Snowmen

Day 14 – Big Soft Ginger Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 14 - Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Day 13 – White Chocolate and Coconut Sandwich Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 13 - White Chocolate and Coconut Sandwich Cookies

Day 12 – Peanut Butter Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 12 - Peanut-Butter-Cookies

Day 11 – Macadamia Nut Dream Bars

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 11 - Macadamia Nut Dream Bars

Day 10 – Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 10- Coconut Macaroons Dipped In Chocolate

Day 9 – Chocolate-Espresso Snowcaps

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 9 - Chocolate-Espresso Snowcaps

Day 8 – Florentines

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 8 - Florentines

 Day 7 – Chai Gingerbread Men

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 7 - Chai Ginger Bread Men

Day 6 – Peppermint Stick Cookies

Candy-Cane-cookies

Day 5 – Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Crescents

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 5 - Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Crescents are a small nod to a simpler time.  Buttery crescents that melt in your mouth, dipped in rich chocolate and covered in nuts. It doesn't get much better than that.

Day 4 – Lemon Cardamom Wreaths

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 4 - Lemon Cardamom Wreaths. I love the simplicity of flavors in this cookie. The cardamom and lemon play well together, giving a wonderful citrus flavor in every bite, and every time I open the container of cookies, the spicy fragrant aroma greets me with the certainty of Christmas.

Day 3 –  Black and White Peppermint Bars 

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 3 - Black and White Peppermint Bars. Day 2 –Iced Ginger Stars

 Iced Ginger Stars are crisp and gingery, with just a touch of sweetness. They make the perfect dunking cookie and can be used for edible Christmas ornaments.  Day 1 –Russian Rocks

Russian Rocks

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