Vanilla bean melting moments

Melting Moments


  • 190g butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup (40g) icing sugar, sifted, plus extra for dusting
  • 1½ teaspoons Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Extract
  • 1½ cups (225g) plain flour
  • ¼ cup (35g) cornflour
  • 45g butter, at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup (55g) icing sugar, sifted
  • 1½ teaspoons Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 1 teaspoon milk


Step 1
Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Line trays with baking paper.
Step 2
Beat butter, icing sugar and Taylor & Colledge vanilla extract until pale and creamy.
Step 3
Add the sifted flours to the butter and mix until combined. Roll heaped teaspoonfuls of mixture into small balls and place on a prepared baking tray about 5cm apart. Flatten each cookie with a fork.
Step 4
Bake for 12 minutes until lightly golden and cooked through. Cool on trays.
Step 5
Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, Taylor & Colledge vanilla bean paste and milk in a small bowl until pale and creamy.
Step 6
Spread the base of half the biscuits with a heaped teaspoon of filling, and sandwich with the remaining biscuits. Serve dusted with icing sugar.