Raspberry Melting Moments

30 minutes + 15 minutes Serves 20


  • 250g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup cornflour, sifted
  • Raspberry butter cream
  • 90g unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 Tbsp raspberry jam
  • Raspberry icing
  • 45g raspberries
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
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1. Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan-forced). Line baking trays with baking paper.

2. Beat butter, vanilla extract and icing sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in flour and cornflour, in two batches.

3. With floured hands, roll full teaspoons of mixture into balls and place about 2 ½ cm apart on baking trays.

4. Flatten slightly with a floured fork. Bake for 15 minutes, then leave to cool on the trays.

5. Meanwhile, to make the raspberry buttercream, beat butter and icing sugar in a small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Lightly fold in the jam, for a marbled effect.

6. To make the raspberry icing, push raspberries through a fine sieve into a small bowl, discarding the seeds. Stir through the icing sugar until well mixed.

7. Sandwich biscuits together with raspberry butter cream and drizzle with raspberry icing.

Tip: Keep the biscuits in an airtight container for up to two weeks. Sandwich together and ice a day or two before gifting.