Melting Moments Cookie Recipe with Vanilla Buttercream – MasterChef

melting moments cookie recipe howtocookthat ann reardonI took these melting moments to playgroup this week and the mums loved them.  So here is the recipe for you.  The biscuit recipe is the one used by Julia Taylor in MasterChef – an Australian TV show.  Buttercream and Jam are my own versions.

Melting Moment Biscuit Recipe
180g (6.35 ounces) butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
60g (2.12 ounces) icing sugar
60g (2.12 ounces) cornflour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
180g (6.35 ounces) plain flour

Beat the butter and vanilla until it is pale and creamy. Sift in the remaining ingredients and fold until smooth and well combined.
Take tablespoons of mixture, roll into balls and place onto a tray. Using a fork dipped in icing sugar slightly squash each biscuit.
melting moments masterchef recipe
Bake at 180 degrees centigrade for 12 minutes or until golden brown. (Makes 20 halves or 10 complete biscuits).

Buttercream recipe

The mums especially liked the buttercream – for this cookie I used my Very Vanilla Butter Cream Recipe. Pipe butter cream onto one half of the cooled biscuits.

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Fresh Raspberry Jam Recipe
1 cup frozen raspberries
2 tablespoons of sugar
Juice of 1/2 a lemon

This jam has much less sugar than normal jam – because I like the raspberry to have a real tartness to offset the sweetness of the biscuit and buttercream.  If you like your jam sweeter just double or triple the sugar.

Heat all the ingredients until the sugar is dissolved and the raspberries have fallen apart.
Push through a sieve so that you do not have any seeds.
Put the strained juice back in the saucepan and reheat until quite thick. Allow to cool.

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Hi I'm Ann, food scientist, dietitian, wife, mum to 3 boys. Join me each week for desserts, chocolate and cakes.
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9 Responses to Melting Moments Cookie Recipe with Vanilla Buttercream – MasterChef

  1. athira says:

    Can i replace raspberries with strawberries… I m from India.. Raspberries are not available here

  2. maitha says:

    hi …

    love love love these cookies thanks for sharing. just wondering sometimes my cookies turns ok somethimes they are veeeryyy soft that you can barely hold and it would crack ? help please…..


  3. Lo says:

    Hi Ann

    You were good enough to credit Masterchef but I have made these many times and they rate the best ever Melting Moments but your recipe does differ.

    It should be custard powder and not cornflour and only one tsp of baking powder. Sorry to sound critical. I’m not just that the custard powder I found made a big difference to the taste.

    Love your work!

  4. Alija says:

    Please could you make a video of melting moments cookie recipe with vanilla buttercream please
    thank you

  5. amina says:

    Can you make a video of melting moments cookie recipe with vanilla buttercream please

  6. Jennifer says:

    Hi! Love your site! I am hosting a little party and would like to make these a few days before. How long do they last and how should I store it to keep it fresh for the event?

    • ann ann says:

      Hi Jennifer, They taste best fresh but if you need to make them ahead I would make the cookie part and store in an airtight container once cooled. Then make the filling and store int he fridge and fill them the day before.

  7. Alana says:

    Hi, just wondering if I could just use store bought jam as a short cut?

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