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.

Comments we've received on this recipe:

5/21/19 Email

How do you use your cookies?
We tend to make these cookies around Christmas time.
Name of your recipe -- is it a Rycraft recipe?
Melting Moments
Where did you find your recipe?
My mom got it with a set of cookie stamps.

How long have you been using this recipe?
40 years or so
Please list any changes you made to the recipe
Sometimes we top these cookies with homemade Lemon Butter (butter, lemon juice & zest, powdered sugar) or raspberry preserves. They are so delicate and live up to their name by melting in your mouth!
List Rycraft stamp designs you used.
If you decorated your cookies, what did you use?
No decorations needed.
Summarize your evaluation of this recipe and write any comments.
This recipe is like a family heirloom!
Would you recommend this recipe?
Yes, absolutely!
Do you have photos of the cookies or cupcakes you made?
Yes, but not using the stamp.

Christi M
Houston, Texas

8/21/13 Form:  Comment on a Recipe

Recipe:  Melting Moments

Summarize your evaluation of this recipe:
No problems or criticisms, only praise. Excellent.

Write additional comments here:
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 Form:  Comment on a Recipe

Name of recipe you are commenting on: 
          Melting Moments

Did you test this recipe? 

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

Please list any changes you made to the recipe

Were you happpy with the results?

If not, please describe problems or criticisms
          I had just lost the recipe

Summarize your evaluation of this recipe?

Please write additional comments here:
          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 R
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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