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

250g unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 cup pure icing sugar, sifted
2 cups plain flour
1/3 cup cornflour

Lemon Filling
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!

Makes 16.


Bean Sprout said...

There are a lot of Melting Moments here, Sydney, also ka...I would like to try making one day..your one looks fantastic.

Hungry Hamster said...

Thank you bean sprout! I'm sure u'll be a pro at it! This is probably super easy compared to the stuff u learned at LCB!