Melting Moments

For a scrumptious sweet treat that melts in the mouth, we can’t go past the classic melting moments. Two delicate shortbread pieces sandwiched together with a soft buttery filling is our idea of treat heaven! Mum of three, Kasey, baked a batch for her little girl’s Fairy Garden Party, and happily shared her recipe for these delicious bite sized beauties.


What you need:
For the biscuits
1½ cups plain flour
1/3 cup caster sugar
150g softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

For the frosting
250g sifted icing sugar
80g softened butter
25ml milk
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
Drops of food colouring

Tips:
Try to roll the balls as evenly as possible to prevent some cooking quicker than others.
Ensure you regularly dip the fork in flour when pressing the balls of dough to stop the fork from sticking.

How to:
Preheat oven to 160 degrees.
Use an electric whisk to beat butter, sugar and vanilla together.
Add flour and beat until combined.
Roll teaspoonfuls of mixture into balls and place on tray 5cm apart.
Using a fork gently flatten each ball.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly brown.
Set aside until cool.

Icing
Use an electric whisk to beat the icing sugar and butter together until well mixed.
Combine the milk and vanilla essence in a separate bowl, then add to the butter mixture small amounts at a time.
Once combined mix well on a high speed.
Add desired amount of food colouring.
Beat until the mixture is light and fluffy, then sandwich between two pieces of biscuit

 

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