Food & Drink

Melting Moments

Holiday scents for many include the sweet smell of cookies baking in the oven. Bellingham Herald readers share these recipes and the family memories that go along with them.


Another easy holiday cookie from Adele Lloyd, who says the name speaks for itself.


1 cup butter, softened

1/3 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

11/2 cups flour

1/2 cup cornstarch

Pecan halves


Heat oven to 325 degrees.

Mix ingredients.

Knead to form a ball of dough.

Pinch off small pieces of dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

Press with fork and press pecan halves into centers.

Bake 12-15 minutes.

Makes 5 dozen.