Bite sized Vanilla Flavoured Mini Melting Moments recipe with a soft chocolate filling are baked in 12 mins and make a delicious after dinner treat with your coffee.Box up a bundle of these little mini biscuits into a pretty decorative box for a delightful edible Birthday or Christmas gift.
Time spent rolling out individual dough balls 10mins
Total Time 37mins
Course Afternoon Tea, Snack
200gunsalted butterat room temperature
pinch of salt
For the Chocolate Filling
200gdark chocolate roughly chopped
Icing sugarfor dusting
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Preheat the oven to 160deg fan assisted. Have ready 2 baking sheet lined with a silicone baking sheet or baking parchment.
Cream the butter and icing sugar together until well combined. This will only take a couple of mins if the butter is soft enough. Even easier using a food mixer.
Add the flour, cornflour, vanilla extract and salt. Mixed everything together to form a smooth firm dough.
Shape into tiny balls of equal weights. Place these onto the prepared baking sheets If you wish to be exact, weigh the dough first, then divide into equal weights. Mine each weighed 6 or 7 grams each resulting in 94 little Melting moments. There's no need to press them donw or flatten them.
Bake in the centre of the oven for 10 - 12 mins. Or until baked. They won't have a deep golden baked colour and may still feel slightly soft as you take them out of the oven. But they will firm up once cooled. Leave to cool completley.
Make the Chocolate Filling
Melt the butter and chocolate in a heat proof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Take off the heat and give it a little mix. It should have a nice smooth thick consistency, that isn't runny.
Add a little of the chocolate filling to half of the Mini Melting moments and sandwich together with the remainder. Be generous with the filling, there is plenty of it.
Dust with icing sugar (Optional)
Any leftover chocolate filling can be turned into truffles. Roll quickly in your hands and dust with either icing sugar, chopped nuts of cocoa powder.
Baking times for Larger Cookies. If you chose to make them larger, you’ll need to adjust the baking times and cook them a little longer, but only by a few minutes. The same applies if you make them smaller, bake for a few mins less than stated.
Can I replace Corn Flour with Plain Flour?Yes, you can replace Corn Flour with Plain Flour, although using Corn Flour in this recipe will make your Mini Melting Moment Cookies lighter and shorter, giving them that melt in the mouth texture.
Can I use normal sugar instead of icing Sugar?Yes, you can, but Granulated and Caster sugar has larger granules than icing sugar resulting in a courser more granulated biscuit.