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    Aussie Melting Moments

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    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    catxx's Note:

    There seems to be 2 types of biscuits/cookies that go under this name. These are the Australian version, old-fashioned meltingly soft buttery shortbreads sandwiched together with a butter icing. This recipe came from Super Food Ideas, and it is perfect.

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    • 250 g butter (at room temperature)
    • 80 g powdered sugar icing (a confectioner's sugar/cornflour blend sold here in Oz; substitute icing sugar)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 265 g plain flour (1 3/4 cup)
    • 50 g cornflour (cornstarch, (1/3 cup)
    • icing sugar, for dusting



    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 160 deg Celsius Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
    2. 2
      Beat butter, icing sugar/mixture and vanilla essence with an electric mixer until pale and creamy.
    3. 3
      Sift together flour and cornflour, and add to the butter mixture.
    4. 4
      Mix together gently with a wooden spoon, and then with your hands.
    5. 5
      Use lightly floured hands to roll mix into walnut-sized balls.
    6. 6
      Put on trays about 5cm apart, and flatten with a lightly floured fork to about 1cm thick.
    7. 7
      Bake for about 15 minutes, swapping trays in oven halfway through (ie. at 7 minutes), until cooked through.
    8. 8
      Cool on baking trays.
    9. 9
      Filling: Use an electric mixer to beat butter, icing sugar/mixture and cocoa together until well-combined.
    10. 10
      Sandwich cooled biscuits together with the filling then lightly dust with icing sugar.
    11. 11
      Vary the filling flavour by substituting the cocoa with one of the following:.
    12. 12
      grated rind of 1 orange.
    13. 13
      grated rind of 1 lemon.
    14. 14
      1 tbsp of passionfruit pulp.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 17, 2005


      Thank you Catxx for this buttery melt in the mouth recipe. It was so easy to make. I actually made these biscuits using Gluten Free flour and they worked out this fine. I really do think that this recipe is worth a five in the baking category. Thanks again.

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    • on April 06, 2008


    • on May 15, 2007


      i loved these!! i made them for my mum for Mothers day...and she ate the whole lot. i used lemon rind in the icing in place of the cocoa to give it a more "zesty" flavour and to cut through the sweetness. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe

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    Nutritional Facts for Aussie Melting Moments

    Serving Size: 1 (898 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 196.9
    Calories from Fat 115
    Total Fat 12.7 g
    Saturated Fat 7.9 g
    Cholesterol 33.1 mg
    Sodium 110.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 18.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 4.0 g
    Protein 2.0 g

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    powdered sugar icing

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