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helen, our treasured diva
helen's melting moments
minnesota grandma

What a sweetie!  Met Helen in the early 80’s…when both of us had a twinkle in our eye…and you couldn’t be sure of our next move!  Well, nothing’s changed, Helen!

She is a true ”Minnesota Mom”.  If you’re lucky enough to be a guest at her place ”up north”…you will hear the tapping of her wine glass and her saying with great conviction, ”You can’t get a meal like this in a restaurant!”  And, you can’t.

Helen spends her summers in northern Minnesota and leaves for sunshine during the winter months.  The first time I saw this cookie I was not impressed, but it was love at first bite! 

Thank you, Helen.

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helen's melting moments
For a colorful touch, add food coloring to the frosting...


1 cup butter
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 cup flour
3/4 cup cornstarch

1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbs butter
1 tbs milk
1 tsp vanilla
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Mix butter and 1/3 cup powdered sugar.
  • Stir in flour and cornstarch.
  • Cover and chill until firm enough to handle (one hour).
  • Form into small balls and flatten with a fork.
  • Bake 13 to 15 minutes.
  • To make the frosting, mix and spread on cooled cookies.