Melting Moments Cookies are a type of shortbread that melts in your mouth. These ones are filled with an easy raspberry buttercream. This is the best melting moments recipe EVER!

Melting Moments Cookies are a type of shortbread that melts in your mouth. These ones are filled with an easy Raspberry Buttercream. This is the best melting moments recipe EVER!

 

I have a really special recipe to share with you today. Special for two reasons

  1. This is the best Melting Moments recipe ever!
  2. These Melting Moments Cookies  were made in honour of friend, and fellow blogger, Katherine of Love In My Oven

You see, Katherine will very soon welcome a little baby girl into the world and a whole bunch of us food bloggers have pulled together to throw her a virtual baby shower.Also, I don’t want to go any further without giving a shout out to Kelly from Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats who did such a phenomenal job organising this fun event. Without Kelly, these cutie melting moments may never have existed (shock emoji face). You’ll find the links to all 22 of the bloggers recipes below this recipe.

 

Melting Moments Cookies are a type of shortbread that melts in your mouth. These ones are filled with an easy Raspberry Buttercream. This is the best melting moments recipe EVER!

 

The wonderful world of food blogging

I really love this world of food blogging. It’s a lot of work but I love creating recipes, baking and taking (hopefully) beautiful photos to share on my little piece of the webosphere. The other thing I love about being a food blogger is all the genuinely lovely people I’ve met along the journey. It’s just such a supportive community, and real people behind so many wonderful cooking websites.

It was with great excitement that I set about coming up with a worthy recipe for this fun little Virtual Baby Shower. It didn’t take long at all to settle on these Melting Moments Cookies with Raspberry Buttercream.

Melting Moments Cookies are a type of shortbread that melts in your mouth. These ones are filled with an easy Raspberry Buttercream. This is the best melting moments recipe EVER!

 

Vanilla Shortbread Cookies with Passionfruit Icing - the best shortbread recipe ever with easy icingWhat are Melting Moments?

If you’ve never had a Melting Moment, you’re in for a real treat and I urge you to try these immediately. If you have tried Melting Moments, you’re in for a real treat and I urge you to try these immediately.

Melting Moments Cookies are a kind of shortbread sandwich cookie but, as the name suggests, they melt in your mouth. That doesn’t even begin to explain them though. Melting Moments are feather light and totally sublime. Baked all the way through, they are crisp but soft in a fall apart-y kinda way.

And that Raspberry Buttercream

These little cookie morsels are filled with a super simple Raspberry Buttercream. This raspberry filling just needs 4 ingredients and they all get thrown in a bowl together and beaten together until you have soft, buttery Raspberry Buttercream. The buttercream sets at room temperature so this is the kind of cookie best accompanied with a nice cup of tea 🙂

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Melting Moments Cookies are a type of shortbread that melts in your mouth. These ones are filled with an easy Raspberry Buttercream. This is the best melting moments recipe EVER!

 

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Melting Moments Cookies are a type of shortbread that melts in your mouth. These ones are filled with an easy Raspberry Buttercream. This is the best melting moments recipe EVER!

Melting Moments Cookies with Raspberry Buttercream

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Melting Moments Cookies are a type of shortbread that melts in your mouth. These ones are filled with an easy Raspberry Buttercream. This is the best melting moments recipe EVER!

Ingredients

FOR THE COOKIES

  • 226 g (1 cup / 2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 70 g (1/2 cup / 2.5oz) icing (powdered / confectioners) sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 195 g (1 1/2 cups / 7oz) plain (AP) flour
  • 70 g (1/2 cup / 2.5oz) cornflour (corn starch)
  • 1/3 cup pink and yellow sprinkles

FOR THE RASPBERRY FILLING

  • 1/3 cup frozen raspberries
  • 113 g (1/2 cup / 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups (280g / 10oz) icing (powdered / confectioners) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • Pink food colouring (optional)

Instructions
 

FOR THE COOKIES

  • In a stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and beat well.
  • Sift together the flour and cornflour, then add the sprinkles and mix well.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in 3 parts, gently mixing between each until just incorporated.
  • Flatten the dough into a disk in some plastic wrap and sit in the fridge to firm up for about 1/2 an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / 160C fan forced. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  • Roll 1/2 tablespoons of mixture into balls and then press down lightly with a floured fork on top of each and sprinkle with a few extra sprinkles.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until just starting to brown on the edges, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

FOR THE RASPBERRY FILLING

  • Heat the raspberries in the microwave for 30 seconds. Push them through a strainer until you have about 6 teaspoons of raspberry juice. Discard the seeds.
  • Add the raspberry juice, butter, icing sugar and vanilla to a bowl and beat with a handheld mixer (or in a stand-mixer) until light and creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add some pink food colouring to intensify the colour if using and mix well.
  • Spread or pipe some buttercream onto the flat side of half of the cooled cookies, then top with another cookie.

Notes

  1. For best results you should always weigh ingredients like flour and sugar. Kitchen scales are relatively cheap but if you can’t weigh the ingredients, use the spoon and level method (don’t scoop).
  2. Isn't that a lot of corn flour (cornstarch) - The corn flour plays a very important role in this recipe by keeping these cookies meltingly tender.

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Meet our guest of honor: Katherine! Katherine blogs over at Love In My Oven and is the proud momma to two boys and a soon-to-arrive baby girl!!

You don’t need to know Katherine to join in the fun, just enjoy all of the pink themed recipes the bloggers are bringing to the party! Scroll down to see what the bloggers are sharing, and click on the links to hop over to their blogs to check their recipe out.

7-UP RASPBERRY PINK PUNCH from Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats

BEET GOAT CHEESE PHYLLO ROLLS from Looney For Food

YUM YUM SHRIMP WONTON CUPS from Give it Some Thyme

ROASTED BEET AND GOAT CHEESE PASTA from Robust Recipes

PRETTY IN PINK PARTY MIX from Tiny Kitchen Capers

ROASTED BEET AND WHITE BEAN HUMMUS from Crumb Top Baking

IT’S A GIRL BABY SHOWER CAKE from The Sugar Coated Cottage

MELTING MOMENTS COOKIES WITH RASPBERRY BUTTERCREAM from Sugar Salt Magic

STRAWBERRY MOUSSE CUPS from The Beach House Kitchen

ROSE RASPBERRY LYCHEE CUPCAKES from Sift & Simmer

VANILLA GLAZED BAKED DONUTS from Girl Heart Food

CHOCOLATE ROSE TRUFFLES from The Love of Cakes

PRETTY IN PINK PARFAITS from Six Snippets

STRAWBERRY CREAM PUFFS from The Itsy-Bitsy Kitchen

STRAWBERRY ROSE CAKE DONUTS from Ben’s Havoc in the Kitchen

NO CHURN STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM from Kitchen@Hoskins

STRAWBERRY SCONES from 31 Daily

RASPBERRY MOUSSE BROWNIE TRIFLE from Better With Biscuits

STRAWBERRY LEMONADE CUPCAKES from Nourish and Fete

VANILLA DONUTS WITH PINK GLAZE from Little Sweet Baker

STRAWBERRY SOUFFLÉS WITH FRESH STRAWBERRIES from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

NO CHURN STRAWBERRY SHORT CAKE ICE CREAM from The Baking Chocolatess

Thanks for joining the party and I hope you enjoyed all of these fun recipes!