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27Total Time
15Prep Time
12Bake Time

Melting Moments

Quick and easy

10 Reviews

  • Egg-Free Recipes
  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian

About the bake

These scrumptious melt-in-the-mouth shortbread cookies whilst a bit of a retro bake, they will always be a firm favourite at any coffee morning or lazy weekend on the sofa with a cuppa.

Find otu below how to make our delicious melting moments biscuits.

27Total Time
15Prep Time
12Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 170°C, 150°C Fan, Gas Mark 4 and line two baking sheets with baking parchment.

  2. Step 2:

    Beat the butter and icing sugar together until they are very soft and creamy.

  3. Step 3:

    Add the vanilla and sift in the flour and custard powder, mix together until you have a soft dough. 

  4. Step 4:

    Roll the dough into walnut sized balls, You should get 30. If it helps, weigh them. They should be 20g each.

  5. Step 5:

    You will need to bake them in batches, as they will spread a little. Place 9 on each tray, well spaced a press them with the tines of a fork.

  6. Step 6:

    Bake in your preheated oven for 15 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the tray and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  7. Step 7:

    To make the icing beat together all the ingredients until light and smooth. If you can, use an electric mixer and beat for 5 minutes.

  8. Step 8:

    When the biscuits are cool you can fill them. Using a piping bag pipe a small amount of icing on 15 biscuits and then use the remaining 15 to make sandwiches.


  • For the Biscuit

    • 185g Butter (unsalted) (room temperature)
    • 90g Silver Spoon Icing Sugar
    • 25g Custard powder
    • 225g Allinson's Plain White Flour
    • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
  • For the Filling

    • 125g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 250g Icing sugar (sifted)
    • 2 tbsp Milk (whole)
    • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Bean Paste

Nutritional Information

per 53g
  • 305cal Energy
  • 17g Fat
  • 11g of which Saturates
  • 35g Carbohydrates
  • 23g of which Sugars
  • 1.7g Protein
  • 0.03g Salt

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