Friday, September 12, 2008
Lemon Melting Moments
I've seen these little cookies in almost every cafe in Melbourne. The melt in the mouth texture of these cookies is probably why it appealed to so many people.
Lemon Melting Moments Adapted from taste.com.au
250g unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 cup pure icing sugar, sifted
2 cups plain flour
1/3 cup cornflour
60g butter, softened
1 tbs finely grated lemon rind
2 tsp lemon juice or to taste
60g icing sugar, sifted
Preheat oven to 160 degree Celsius. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment. Using and electric beater, cream butter, vanilla, and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Sift flours over butter cake mixture. Beat on low speed until a soft dough forms.
Roll heaped teaspoonfuls of mixture into small balls. Place on trays. Using a fork dipped in flour, lightly flatten each biscuit. Bake for 15 min or until firm. Cool on tray for 10 min and transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Make lemon filling: Using an electric mixer, beat butter, lemon rind, lemon juice, and icing sugar until light and fluffy.
Spread flat side of 1 biscuit with 1 teaspoon filling. Top with another biscuit. Repeat with remaining biscuits and filling. Dust with icing sugar. Enjoy!