Thursday, May 10, 2012

Melting Moments

Melting Moments or "Yo Yo's" as I call them are those cookies that I would always buy at the coffee shops but never actually make them. They look pretty and time consuming which is why I guess I never baked any. Turns out, "super" easy and tasty!

For all of you shortbread lovers out there this is your cookie! It's crumbly and buttery with the sweetness coming from the creamy lemon filling. I am always tempted to put waaay to much filling in, but have found through trial and error that the more filling you put in the more it oozes, which in essences sounds great but doesn't make for a stick together kinda cookie which is what were after here!

Melting Moments

2 sticks plus 2 tblsp(250g) butter, room temp

1 tsp vanilla essence

1/2 cup icing sugar

1 1/2 cups plain flour

1/2 cup corn starch

1 tblsp icing sugar, extra

butter cream

80g (6 tblsp) butter, room temp

2/3 icing sugar

2 tsp lemon rind, grated

1 tsp lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350f

Cream butter, essence and sifted icing sugar in a small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in combined sifted flours in two batches.

With lightly floured hands, roll 2 level teaspoon portions of mixture into balls and place about 3 cm apart on lined baking tray. Flatten slightly with lightly floured fork.

Bake for about 15 mins or until biscuits are pale cream colour. Stand for 5 mins before cooling on a rack completely.

Fill the two biscuits together with a 1-2 tsp of butter cream. Dust with sifted extra icing sugar.

butter creamBeat butter, sifted icing sugar and rind in a small bowl with electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Beat in juice.

note I made these slightly larger, and rolled 1/2 tablespoon balls of whatever you feel like!!

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