Melting Moments, aka Yo-Yo Biscuits, are homemade dainties ~ a buttery fragile cookie with both a crumbly and creamy texture that literally melts in your mouth.
They are a traditional biscuit (cookie) of Australia and New Zealand, which you have probably seen many versions of all over the Internet. My version is from a combination of many.
They are delicious as is or, with just a dab of frosting, or sandwiched with a creamy filling. To me, they’re very similar to Russian Teacakes or Mexican Wedding Cakes, without the chopped nuts.
They taste as scrumptious as they sound, and only last for a moment!
Ingredients for cookies:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar
¾ cup cornstarch
1 cup flour
Method for cookies:
Set oven to 350 degrees.
Blend together butter, vanilla, sugar, cornstarch and flour.
Using a small scoop or spoon, form into small balls of dough.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2” apart.
Bake for 15 minutes until the bottoms are just starting to trun a light brown; the tops will be white.
Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes.
Using a very thin spatula, transfer to a cooling rack.
Cool completely before frosting.
Ingredients for frosting:
2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla
Cream or milk to thin
Method for frosting:
Combine butter and sugar well.
Add vanilla and mix.
Add enough cream or milk to make a spreadable consistency; it should be quite thick.
Dab on top of cool cookies and garnish with sprinkles or grated chocolate.
I use a 1¾” scoop to form dough into balls before baking.
If the dough is too soft to form a ball, cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour.
Be sure that cookie sheets are cool so the dough does not spread.
These cookies are very delicate, move them and frost them carefully.
They will be delicious!
Makes 1½ dozen cookies
Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog, @My Kind of Cooking for great tips and delicious easy recipes!