Melting Moments

It's been 2 months since my last post in this blog. So many things happened. The photograph theft issues and our move into a new apartment have drained my energy. And blogging would be the last thing in my mind.

I've been busy unpacking stuffs and decorating room by room in our new nest. Now, everything's almost back to normal except the photo theft issues (yup the thefts are still around), we start a new chapter in the new apartment.

2 years in the old apartment and we had such a really sweet memories. Especially in our artful life. We've done so many artful things.

Our Artful Life
sweet memories from the old apartment

And this is what I've done for the past 2 months, painting and decorating the new place.

our artful life : new mural
new chapter in the new place

Ok, enough about our story :), now I'm ready to rock on my kitchen. This would be the first recipe from my new kitchen and the first food photos from my new food photos corner. Lucky me, the new flat has a room (kids' room) with abundant of light in the morning *yaayy*. And I think this would be my favorite spot to take picture.

For the recipe I just used what I've left in my pantry. Actually this is Arwen and Leia's project. They did it, I just supervised them, so you can imagine how easy this one.

Got the recipe from my favorite site Joy of Baking.

melting moments : shortbread cookies

Melting Moments
source : Joy of Baking
Ingredients :
Melting Moments Recipe:

1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all purpose flour (dita-I use 1 cup)

1/2 cup (60 grams) cornstarch (corn flour) (dita- I use 1 cup)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup (30 grams) powdered (confectioners or icing) sugar

1 cup (227 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


1 cup (110 grams) powdered (confectioners) sugar, sifted

Directions :
In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat until incorporated. Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least one hour or until firm.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

When dough is firm, form into 1 inch (2.5 cm) balls and place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets spacing about 1 inch apart. Bake for about 12 - 14 minutes or until the edges of the cookies start to brown. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, line another baking pan or tray with parchment or wax paper. Sprinkle about half of the confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar onto the bottom of the pan and then place the slightly cooled cookies on top of the sugar. Put the remaining sugar in a fine strainer or sieve and then sprinkle the tops of the cookies (or you can just roll the cookies in the sugar).

These cookies store very well. Place in an airtight container between sheets of wax paper and they will keep a couple of weeks.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

I made a slight modification for the recipe. I used 1 cup of flour instead of 1 1/2 cups, then added 1/2 cup to the corn flour. So the cookies would be more delicate and melting in your mouth.

For the coating, you can create as your liking. I made the caramel coating cookies because I missed the day when I was just a kid eating Lontong Paris cookies :) (it's kind of Indonesian shortbread cookies with caramel coating and chopped nuts).

caramel coated shortbread cookies


  1. Hello Dita

    salam kenal :)

    i've been following your blog for the past few months & i am soooo in love with your blog; gambar-gambarnya sangat cantik....full of love, full of art. how i wish i can be like that. hehe

    Congrats on the new home.

  2. It is so good to see you around here again, dear Dita! And your new home look as lovely and pretty and the other one!
    Delicious cookies and stunning photos as usual!

  3. krezii...apartemennya ciamikkk..(^_^)

  4. antonia7:41 AM

    aihh aihh cantiknya warna tembik rumah baruuu...pake cat apa ya??

    dita bikin dyi project tentang rumah dongg..keren looo

  5. slm kenal... hmm... bunda yg atu niy mang super duper creative 'n talented... how do i like her? i wish... heuheu... ^^'b... bnr2 art full bgt apartment nya... really like d'decoration...

  6. wahhh... lucunyaaaa ide2nya.. :)
    salam kenal ya, mbak..

  7. Waduhhh bener bener art banget... Love it!! And this is the first time i visit ur blog.. Really awesome

  8. Waduhhh bener bener art banget... Love it!! And this is the first time i visit ur blog.. Really awesome

  9. Waduhhh.. Rumahnya bagus banget, really full of art.. Comfortable, and fun. This is the first time i visit ur blog.. Lgsg jatuh cinta.. Dengan foto foto nya dan resep resep kuenya 😍 bakal sya coba satu satu tuh resepnya.. ° • · ♥·♡ Τнäηκ чöü ♥·♡ · • °.. Sista buat blog yg mengagumkan ini . Salam kenal

  10. Waduhhh bener bener art banget... Love it!! And this is the first time i visit ur blog.. Really awesome

  11. Anonymous6:01 PM

    love your recipes pls share how made the sooo perfect

    1. Anonymous7:38 AM

      Where ia the receipe fir carnel coating?

  12. Anonymous3:27 PM

    These look and sound really yummy, but I don't understand the modification. Can you please clarify?

  13. those cookies look divine! Similar to the shortbread recipe I use.

  14. Anonymous6:05 AM

    I thought I'd lost this cookie recipe in a move, so I was so glad to see this. My recipe had a confectioners sugar and orange juice glaze, though. They're so tender you need a glaze or topping to keep them together. Truly yummy!!

  15. Um, thinking about making these during Ramadan!

  16. Anonymous2:28 PM

    Please share your cramel coating recipe

  17. Anonymous7:26 PM

    Hello Dita :) how did you make the melting moments look like that shape? did you cut it?

  18. Anonymous10:20 PM

    Hi! I was wondering (your recipe says cornstarch with "corn flour" in parenthesis) did you actually use corn flour? Or cornstarch? I know the two aren't exactly the same thing.

  19. Yes, How did you get the shape in the first cookie image? Looks like you rolled then cut it. Thank for sharing this wonderful recipe by the way!

  20. Anonymous6:36 PM

    I was wondering the same thing. How did they get that shape? I'm sure mine would come out round!

  21. Anonymous10:28 PM

    The picture of your cookies don't look like you rolled them into balls, they look more like you rolled them into a log and them sliced them. Can you please clarify?

  22. Thanks Dita for lovely recipe - its good even without modifications..

  23. Thanks Dita - loved the recipe its great even without the modifications.

  24. Anonymous6:36 PM

    I am confused as to why yours do not look like balls. They look more like they were a log and cut.

  25. Anonymous5:55 AM

    These cookies were very good and easy to make. The consistency of the dough surprised me, I went back to see if I missed anything, I didn't to my susprise! The dough has a consistency of parmesan cheese and is easy to work with. next time im going to add more butter.


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