Melting Moments Cookies

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Melting Moments Cookies- Exactly as the name implies. Delicious fluffy butter cookies that melt in your mouth. If you are looking for an alternative to cut out sugar cookies to make for the holidays, try making Melting Moments- they’re easy to prepare and make a great Christmas treat!

melting moments cookies/ melting moments biscuits

Melting Moments Cookies- Melting Moments Biscuit Recipe

Melting Moments, also known as cornstarch cookies– are unleavened cookies made with simple ingredients you probably already have at home. The prefect melt-in-your-mouth cookies recipe. Trust me, you won’t be able to stop at just one cookie!

Holiday cookies are my favorite, try my (Linzer Cookies), M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies, or these Christmas snowball cookies next. For a gluten free option, try these Gluten Free Spice Cookies.

corn starch cookies that melt in your mouth

In this cornstarch cookies 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.

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

You know those simple, bland looking cookies that you don’t think much of, but when you start eating them you can’t stop? Melting Moments are like that!

Lebanese butter cookies/ melting moments cookies

Ingredients To Make Melting Moments:

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

TIP: Before baking, you can top the cookies with a few of your desired sprinkles, making these perfect for any festive season!

shaping the melting moments
  • 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!

Why You’ll Love these Melting Moments:

  • A Perfect Cookie! I mean who would say no to melt in your mouth cookies!?
  • Super Easy! These cookies are super easy to bring together—just mix, form, bake and eat!
  • Kid-Friendly! Kiddos are going to love these delicious little cookies! I always let my kids help shape these cookies into balls before baking.
melting moments cookies/ corn starch cookies


Here are a few useful tools I used to make these corn starch cookies-


How long will Corn Starch Cookies keep and how to store them?

Melting moments are best stored at room temperature in an air tight container. They’ll keep well for up to 1 week, more than that and I find that they get quite dry.

Can I Freeze them?

Yes, you can freeze these melting moments biscuits. Place in an airtight container or a freezer storage bag. They’ll store well in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight at room temperature before eating.

Fabulously tender melting moments cookies are a classic addition to your holiday Christmas cookies collection! They’re definitely are a crowd-pleaser for cookie exchanges too! 

More Cookie Recipes to Try:

Date Roll Cookies

Jam-Filled Cookies 

Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thin Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Heart Cookies

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The Best Melting Moments Recipe:

corn starch cookies

Melting Moments Cookies

Yield: 50 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Melting Moments Cookies- Exactly as the name implies. Delicious fluffy butter cookies that melt in your mouth.


  • 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
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • Honey- for bonding cookies together (optional)


    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.  

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 50 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 59Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 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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