Marvellous Melting Moments

Marvellous Melting Moments

Hi Everyone,

Melting moments remind me of my childhood. You’ll find them in almost every cafe in New Zealand. Mostly with yellow icing in the middle but I decided to funk them up a bit today – smile!

One bite and the rest simply melts in your mouth – hence the name “Melting Moment”.

Keep reading for the marvellous melting moments recipe.


Marvellous Melting Moments

Marvellous Melting Moments

Preheat oven to 180°c and line a tray with baking paper.

Recipe makes 18 melting moments.

  • 250g butter,
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar (sifted),
  • 1tsp vanilla essence,
  • 2 cups flour,
  • 1/3 cup cornflour



Cream butter, sugar and vanilla sugar  until light and fluffy

Sift flour and cornflour then add to butter mixture.

Roll teaspoons of mixture into balls

Place on paper lined oven tray and flatten slightly with the back of fork

Bake for 15 – 20 minutes


  • 60g butter,
  • 2/3 cup icing sugar,
  • grated rind of one lime
  • a little pink food colouring

Simply beat all ingredients together until well combined.

Marvellous Melting Moments

To Assemble:

Place butter filling on the underside of one cookie, then add a dollop of the butter filling on top. Dust with icing sugar as a finishing touch.

Enjoy with a nice cup of English Breakfast tea and think of New Zealand!

Recipe inspired by Bluebells cakery cookbook.


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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

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