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Melting Moments

Suzanne Martinson, Food editor

We had not tried this recipe from "Jane's Favorite Cookie Recipes" until she brought us a taste at breakfast -- and now we can't quite stop making them. Light, buttery and delicious.

Melting Moments

Cookies:

    • 1 cup butter
    • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
    • 3/4 cup cornstarch (this is correct)
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
    • Frosting:
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
    • Cream
    • Red and green food coloring

    For the cookies: Cream butter. Add sugar gradually. Add almond extract. Blend in sifted dry ingredients. Chill.

    Shape level teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees about 10 minutes. Cool. Frost. Makes about 6 dozen.

    For the frosting: Melt butter in sauce pan. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar and flavorings.

    Add cream to make frosting of spreading consistency. Tint half of frosting a delicate pink, other half green. Frost cookies.

    Jane Cricks

    Thursday, January 02, 2003

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