Melting moments are so called for a reason. They are but for a moment on the plate, and then these delectable little biscuits are melting in your mouth. Your guests will need no encouragement to have a second.
250 gbutter, softened
1 tspvanilla essence
1/2 cup(80g) icing sugar mixture
1 1/2 cups(225g) plain flour
1/2 cup(75g) cornflour
1 tbspicing sugar mixture, extra
2/3 cup(110g) icing sugar mixture
1 tspgrated lemon rind
1 tsplemon juice
Preheat oven to moderately slow.
Beat butter, essence and sifted icing sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Stir in combined sifted flours in two batches. With lightly floured hands, roll 2-level-teaspoon portions of mixture into balls and place about 3cm apart on baking-paper-lined oven trays. Flatten slightly with a floured fork.
Bake in moderately slow oven about 15 minutes or until biscuits are a pale-straw colour. Stand 5 minutes before lifting onto wire racks to cool.
For butter cream, beat butter, sifted icing sugar and rind in small bowl with electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Beat in juice.
Sandwich two biscuits together with a teaspoon of butter cream to serve. Dust with sifted extra icing sugar.