Melting Moments

This Melting Moments recipe is my personal favourite because as the name suggests, it simply melts in the mouth. I tend to like pastries and the likes that are not saccharine sweet, and this is one of the few savoury recipes I treasure. Once you’ve started popping one into your mouth, you won’t be able to stop until you’ve finished the last of the lot. This, you can be rest assured.

Recipe: Melting Moments


  • 225g all-purpose flour
  • 75g corn flour
  • 250g unsalted butter, softened
  • 55g icing sugar
  • pinch of fine salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Prepare a baking tray lined with Silpat or non-stick baking paper.
  3. Sift together the flours.
  4. Sift the icing sugar into a large mixing bowl.
  5. Add in the butter and salt to the sugar and beat the mixture till light and fluffy.
  6. Add in the vanilla extract.
  7. Gradually add in the sifted flours until combined.
  8. Place the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a fluted nozzle and pipe 1-inch rounds onto the prepared baking tray.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cookies are golden.
  10. Cool the cookies on the baking tray.

Yield: 45 cookies

I like baking these cookies as a simple treat for family and friends because preparing and baking them are rather hassle-free. It helps that the requisite ingredients are easily always available in any baking enthusiast’s refrigerator, including mine. With such a simple recipe, you won’t need much elbow grease too.

If you like having your cookies turn out looking like roses, use Wilton’s 2D tip like I did. I must caution though, that this recipe churns out batter of rather stiff consistency, so expect the ‘roses’ you pipe to have jagged edges.

These cookies keep well, for a couple of weeks in an air-tight container. Since Christmas is around the corner, this recipe is a good start if you want to please family and friends alike.

Happy baking!

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