Melting Moments Butter Cookies to Share this Christmas

Credit: Gerald Lee

Christmas is my favourite time of the year. Everything is so cozy and merry that simply nothing can put a damper on your mood during this festive season. Maybe the reason why Chrismas is such a homey holiday is because it is a day of being there for your family and making memorable memories with them. Therefore, I feel, the recipe that I am sharing this time is just perfect for you to try this Christmas.

A Cookie Worth Remembering

Melting moments are soft, crumbly, buttery cookies that melts in your mouth.   This cookie lives up to its name for sure. One bite and you will fall in love all over again.  Just to warn you before you take your first bite.  One is never enough.

So here is my recipe which I can assure you is super easy to make. All you need is the right ingredients, technique and you are good to go.  Go ahead make someone fall in love with you and your cookies of course.


  • 180g salted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 35g icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 175g rose flour or multipurpose flour
  • 40g corn flour
  • 1 pinch of salt


  1. In a bowl, mix butter and icing sugar together until pale and fluffy with an electric mixer.
  2. Pause and ensure the butter & icing sugar are evenly mixed.
  3. Add in the vanilla extract and beat for a few seconds.
  4. Sift the flour and corn flour in a separate bowl.
  5. Add in some salt
  6. Fold in the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Mix until smooth at low speed.
  7. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large star-shaped or Wilton 1M piping nozzle. Pipe the dough into a circle on a baking tray lined with parchment paper at least 1 1/2  inch space apart
  8. Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 12 minutes or until they turn into a pale golden colour on the edge. Leave for a few minutes on the baking tray to firm up slightly before transferring the cookies into a tight lid jar.


  1. You may shape it round instead of piping by weighing each dough ball at 11g.
  2. Mould it with your hands to a ball and press it down gently with a fork. 
  3. You can sandwich two baked cookies together with your favourite lemon curd or jam at the centre before serving.

A New Favourite For the Holidays

Emm… I can smell the sweet smelling cookies wafting in your oven right now, I guess this recipe is going to be a permanent in your Christmas feast list from now on. I know it’s going to be on mine. The best part about this recipe, be it during a major holiday or even a sleepy Saturday afternoon, there is always time for Melting Moments.

If you want more feel good recipes such as this one, check out some of my recipes that I have shared on Butterkicap. If you have any questions, don’t be shy to ask them via my Instagram account @justinescakesandkueh or at @butterkicap.

Justine Lim

With love for the freshest and natural ingredients, Justine Lim aspires to recreate heritage Malaysian recipes into modern, elegant-looking delicacies. Catch more of her delicious creations on her Instagram profile, @justinescakesnkueh

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