corn starch cookies

Melting Moments Cookies

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Melting Moments Cookies- Exactly as the name implies. Delicious fluffy butter cookies that melt in your mouth.

melting moments cookies/ melting moments biscuits

Melting Moments Butter Cookies:

These cookies are also known as cornstarch cookies, because they have more cornstarch than flour in them. In this recipe, each pair of melting moments cookies are glued together with a drop of honey. This step is optional, but I love the way they look when bonded  together- my boys call them snowman cookies. 

Lebanese butter cookies/ melting moments cookies

These Melting Moments cookies bring back memories, because they were one my favorite sweets growing up . They are called “Fakhouri” in Arabic. My mom would make them around the holidays.

If  you are looking for an alternative to cookie-cutter-cookies, try making Melting Moments- they’re easy to prepare and make a great holiday treat!

Ingredients To Make Melting Moments Cookies:

You’ll ONLY need 7 ingredients to make these butter cookies. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with exact quantities.

  • Unsalted butter: You’ll want the butter to be completely melted but cooled down a little. Add to a microwave-safe bowl and heat until the butter is melted. Let cool for 5 minutes before using. 
  • Powdered sugar: instead of granulated sugar makes for a more smooth and soft cookie.
  • Cornstarch or corn flour: The magic ingredient and what gives these cookies the melt-in-your-mouth texture. 
  • All purpose flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Egg: 1 egg.
  • Vanilla extract

How to Make Melting Moments cookies: 

  • Whisk the eggs with vanilla extract
  • Add and cream in the melted Butter 
  • Add powdered sugar, flour and cornstarch, baking powder and mix.
  • Mix well until the dough no longer sticks to your hands. 

  • Roll the dough into small 0.5 oz balls (they are tiny!)

  • Place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

  • Bake for about 12 minutes  or until the edges just begin to slightly brown.
  • Allow to cool for 5 – 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Glue each pair of cookies with a drop of honey if you like, and place them on serving plate. 
  • Enjoy!

Butter cookies melt in your mouth recipe.


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Yield: 50 cookies

Melting Moments Cookies

corn starch cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups cornstarch
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Honey- for bonding cookies together (optional)
  • 1 1/2 baking powder


    1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat, and set aside.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg and vanilla extract.
    3. Add and cream in melted butter.
    4. Add powdered sugar, corn starch, all purpose flour, baking powder and mix with your hands until well combined and the dough no longer sticks to your hands.
    5. Roll the dough into small 0.5oz balls, and place them onto the prepared baking tray.
    6. Bake for about 12 or until the edges just begin to slightly brown. They are a pale cookie.
    7. Allow to cool for 5 – 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
    8. Glue each pair of cookies with a drop of honey if you like, and place them on serving plate. 
    9. Enjoy!


Storing and freezing:

These cookies will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. They also freeze well for up to 3 months in an airtight freezer container. However, I personally prefer freshly bakes goodies! So I usually freeze the cookie dough instead, thaw overnight in the fridge before baking.  

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 55Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

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