Recipe from a Mystery Book

An avid mystery reader and lover of (occasional) sweets, I just had to publish this deceptively simple recipe. It’s served at tea in Nancy Atherton’s book Aunt Dimity and the Widow’s Curse. I hope you’ll enjoy both the cookies and the book.

Minnie’s Melting Moments

Preheat 300° F


1 cup flour
½ cup cornstarch
½ cup confectioner’s sugar
¾ cup butter

Combine dry ingredients.
Cream butter fluffy.
Beat these together thoroughly .
Refrigerate 1 hour.
Roll out and place 1” balls  1½” apart on ungreased baking sheets, then flatten slightly with a floured fork.
Bake 20 minutes at 300° F.