Mrs Rycraft's Melting Moments
Mrs. Rycraft's Melting Moments

1/2 cup cornstarch or tapioca flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup sifted flour
3/4 cup butter or margarine
Granulated sugar (optional) 


Stir together cornstarch, sugar, and flour in a bowl. Mix in butter or margarine to form a soft dough. Chill about 1 hour. Form into one inch balls, and roll in granulated sugar. Cover with plastic wrap. Stamp with cookie stamp. Remove the plastic wrap. Bake at 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes.

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8/21/13 Form:  Comment on a Recipe

Recipe:  Melting Moments

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No problems or criticisms, only praise. Excellent.

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When I was 12 years old, I accidentally broke a cookie stamp in a Scandinavian shop in Sausaulito, CA (only the handle broke off when I dropped it). My aunt had taken me there and got upset with me when I broke it, and made me pay for it even though the woman at the store kept telling her that accidents happen, and it was ok. When I got ack home, I glued the cookie stamp together, and had fun trying out all the recipes in the booklet the woman gave me when I paid for the stamp. The Melting Moments were such a big hit, that I turned into a 12 year old with a specialty. I still use the same glued-together cookie stamp (I'm almost 56 years old now). I am so happy that I was a clumsy little girl once, and that my aunt never had children, so she didn't know that she was just a little hard on me, because otherwise I never would have bought the est little cookie stamp and recipe booklet ever!


Bernadette P
Fresno, California

12/18/09 email

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          Melting Moments

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If yes, what Rycraft stamp designs did you use?
          One from 30 years ago with a pear in the center and a frilly border*

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          I had just lost the recipe

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          I just had to write as I have had a little book of recipes that came with the stamp. I think I purchased it in a kitchen shop, but it is so long ago! that I don't remember. I have been making the cookies, all the recipes, since for Christmas. I misplaced the recipe book, it was in tatters from all the years of use and when I looked this year for the recipes, I only had the cover! BUT that had your address on the back and I have found you and my favorite recipes again!!!

          My family and I have loved the recipes, and I would have hated to lose them. It's exciting to see all the other stamps that you have. . . .
I was so pleased to find the recipes on line, and will be making my family's favorite, Melting Moments tomorrow. I have given thousands away over the years, all with rave results! You should be proud of doing such a great job!

          Thought you would like to know, and thanks,

Judy Richardson
Easton, CT

Design #008-4E – Pear
Introduced 1973, Retired 1985
Carved by Eleanor Rycraft



11/6/96 Letter

"Customer said the bake time for Melting Moments is too long. Should be 15-20 minutes."

Mary Althoff (our NW rep in 1996)
Seattle, WA

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