from this moment on

You’ve seen her captivating thousands of hearts everywhere. On the red carpet, she would don her most intricate gown complete with her signature enchanting glaced cherry lipstick that never fails to set all cameras flashing away in the darkness of the night. And when she is away from the glamorous spotlight, she chooses to go incognito, almost always shrouded in a mysterious white veil, as she steers away from prying eyes and cloaks herself with simplicity. To her closest friends and family, however, she’ll always be the playful, chubby-cheeked little girl with a soft spot for all things cute and sweet.

In my eyes, she is a lovely sophisticated lady who would be the ire of Snow White’s evil stepmother, had the magic mirror known of her existence sooner. She would float amongst the crowd as of an angel whispering soothing words to the soul. It is the simplicity of her true spirit that mesmerises me. She needs no extravagant accessories nor any prior flowery introduction to a grand entrance. For beneath everything, she is but merely your average lady with a pink rose in her hand, breathing in the simple beauties that life has to offer.

Melting Moments
(modified from from Pat’s)

180g butter, softened
¼ cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
¼ cup cornstarch, sifted
pink food colouring

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Beat the butter, icing sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in the flour and cornstarch until combined.
  4. Set aside 1/4 of dough and colour with pink food colouring.
  5. Take 1 tsp of uncoloured dough and shape into a ball. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  6. Place the pink mixture into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle. Pipe a flower/star onto the ball of uncoloured dough.
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden. Cool on trays.

11 thoughts on “from this moment on

  1. happygrub

    I like the piped pink flower on top. Never would have thought of that.. What sort of piping equipment do u use? I tend to misplace the tips and keep on buying and buying. Its diificult to lose a baking pan/tin but somehow tiny moulds and itsy bitsy stuff seem to be eaten up by my kitchen cabinets.. hehe. This reminds me of my mom’s sugee cookies, the recipe is similar too. Is the taste similar to sugee?

  2. ovenhaven Post author

    I just use disposable piping bags and buy tips as and when I need them. I used to lose my tips as well, until I placed them all in a small lil bottle, coz I reckoned the chances of losing a bottle would be much lower than losing those tiny lil tips! Hehe.

    As for whether it tastes similar to sugee, the texture’s much closer to shortbread. I don’t know exactly how to explain it, but ynoe how sugee usually has that you-can-almost-scratch-it-off texture at the surface? For melting moments, they don’t have that texture. So it’s pretty much plain, which is why they’re usually adorned with cherry (‘biskut semperit’) or powdered sugar. Hope that helps!

  3. tastegoblet

    I made these the other day and I loved loved the taste! the dough was a bit soft though, I couldn’t roll it into balls so i just piped it into stars.. they spread a little but the shape was still discernable..
    Spreading dough aside, I love the texture of these cookies. Yum!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.. 🙂

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  5. ovenhaven Post author

    Oh dear, how come twas soft? I’ve been making alot of batches, and never had that problem. Either way, yours turned out very pretty… 🙂 I’m glad you love the taste and texture!

  6. ovenhaven Post author

    Hi lisa, nope it’s not. The texture’s more towards shortbread and biskut semperit (the one with the cherry). On its own, it doesn’t tease the palate much, so if you’re planning to make this, make it like the biskut semperit, and place a cherry at the top to enhance the flavour 🙂


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