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Looking for a delectable, melt-in-your-mouth treat? You’ll love this Lemon Melting Moments Recipe! Infused with zesty lemon and sandwiched with a creamy lemon filling, they offer a delightful burst of flavor for any occasion.

Perfect for a quick, sweet indulgence, these delicate biscuits are ideal for morning or afternoon tea.

Melting moments with lemon.
Lemon melting moments recipe.

Lemon Melting Moments

Samantha Pickthall
Melt-in-your-mouth Lemon Melting Moments are buttery biscuits infused with zesty lemon and sandwiched with a creamy lemon filling. Easy to make with just a few ingredients!
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Australian
Servings 16 biscuits
Calories 182 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Lemon Biscuits

  • 180 g salted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups (225g/8.8 oz.) all-purpose flour, scoop & leveled
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch

Lemon Filling

  • 1 cup (150g/5.3 oz.) powdered sugar
  • 20 g salted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

Instructions
 

Lemon Biscuits

  • Preheat the oven: Preheat oven to 356ºF (180ºC). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Beat the butter: Add softened butter to a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attached. Beat butter for a few seconds to break it up and it begins to turn creamy. This makes it easier on your beater when the sugar is added.
  • Add powdered sugar and lemon: Add powdered sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Beat with the butter for 1 minute until pale and creamy, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Sift and beat: Sift over flour and cornflour. Beat for 1 minute until it turns into a soft dough. The dough will be crumbly after 30 seconds but then it will form a dough.
  • Form the biscuits: Pick up 1/2 tablespoon of dough (15g/0.5oz) and roll it into a smooth ball. Place on the lined baking sheet and using the back of a fork, lightly press it down to create that iconic texture. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Bake: Bake for 12-15 minutes. They will remain pale with a light golden hint around the edges. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the sheet for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Lemon Filling

  • Prepare the filling: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, sift the powdered sugar then pour in the melted butter, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Use a whisk to mix until well combined and it turns into thick buttercream.
  • Sandwich the biscuits: Sandwich your melting moments together by pairing off 2 biscuits. Then spoon about half a teaspoon to one teaspoon of filling onto the bottom of one biscuit. Place the second biscuit on top and gently press together to form the sandwich. Repeat with remaining biscuits.
  • Set the filling: Set aside until the filling is set, about 15-30 minutes. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Store biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.
 
  • To freeze melting moments, arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until firm. Transfer them to a freezer-safe container or bag labeled with the date, and freeze for up to three months.
 
  • Thaw the biscuits in the fridge for a few hours or at room temperature for about 30 minutes before enjoying.

Nutrition

Calories: 182kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 1gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 81mgPotassium: 18mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 313IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
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Lemon Melting Moments Recipe

Indulge in the ultimate melt-in-your-mouth experience with these delicate lemon melting moments. Sandwiched with a creamy lemon filling, each bite offers a perfect balance of buttery and citrus flavors.

These delicate, buttery bite-sized delights are ideal for morning or afternoon tea.

Homemade lemon melting moments are easy to make and require only 6 simple ingredients, making them a perfect choice for a quick sweet treat.

Lemon melting moments preparation.

What Is a Melting Moment?

A melting moment is a type of biscuit known for its delicate, buttery texture that literally melts in your mouth. These biscuits are typically made with a combination of butter, powdered sugar, flour, and cornstarch, giving them a rich, tender crumb.

They are often sandwiched together with a creamy filling, such as buttercream or lemon curd, to add extra flavor and a touch of sweetness. Melting moments are a beloved classic and are frequently enjoyed with tea or coffee.

Are Melting Moments and YoYos the Same?

While melting moments and yoyos are similar, they differ in a few ways. Yoyos include custard powder, giving them a slightly different texture and flavor and a firmer consistency, whereas melting moments typically contain cornstarch.

Lemon melting moment cookies on sheet.

Expert Tips

  • Soften Butter: Ensure that the butter is at room temperature before starting.
  • Avoid Overbaking: Don’t overbake the biscuits. They’re ready when they’re still pale in color with a light tinge of golden around the edges.
  • Set the Filling: Once you have sandwiched the biscuits together, set them aside to allow the filling to set.
Lemon melting moments assembly.

Why Do My Cookies Crumble When I Try To Sandwich Them?

If your melting moment biscuits crumble, it could be because they are too dry or overbaked. Ensure you bake them until they are just pale with a light golden edge and allow them to cool completely before adding the filling.

Lemon melting moments stacked.

How To Store Melting Moments

Store biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.

To freeze melting moments, arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until firm. Transfer them to a freezer-safe container or bag labeled with the date, and freeze for up to three months.

Thaw the biscuits in the fridge for a few hours or at room temperature for about 30 minutes before enjoying.

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