Chocolate Chip Melting Moments

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Melting moments are as described, small cookies that melt deliciously on your tongue. Light and moreish with a lovely creamy vanilla flavour thanks to the custard powder, these cookies are very popular in Australia. Usually flavoured just with vanilla and the custard powder, or occasionally with lemon zest, I decided to take it one step further and add chocolate chips.

The idea came as I had some mini chocolate chips in the cupboard that were meant for adding to milk to make a hot chocolate. Every time I looked at them, I kept thinking of how I could use them in baking. I have used them as a topping on cupcakes, but really wanted to try them in a cookie. The cookie had to be small and delicate, like the mini chips. Melting moments were the first thing that came to mind.

Chocolate Chip Melting Moments

Ingredients

  • 125g Butter (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 45g Icing Sugar
  • 120g Plain Flour
  • 40g Custard Powder
  • 50g Mini Chocolate Chips

Directions

1. In a mixer, or hand held, beat the butter until it is soft and smooth
2. Sift the icing sugar into the butter and add the vanilla. Beat again until the sugar is well combined and the mixture is pale and fluffy
3. Sift in the flour and custard powder into the butter, and beat again until well combined
4. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, stir in the chocolate chips (or lemon zest), then place in the fridge for 30 minutes or until the butter has firmed up enough for you to form balls
5. While the dough is in the fridge, pre-heat the oven to 160°C / 325°F / Gas Mark 3, and line 2 trays with greaseproof paper
6. When the dough is firm, make small balls of about a teaspoon's worth of dough. Place on the baking sheet about an 3cm/1" apart
7. Dip the tines of a fork into icing sugar, and gently press the tops of the cookies to slightly flatten the balls (if it is a particularly warm day, put the trays back in the fridge for about 15 mins before baking)
8. Bake for 15 minutes, or just until you see them starting to turn golden brown. Keep a close eye on them, as they can burn quickly
9. Leave to cool on the tray until firm, then place on a rack until fully cool
10. Eat as is, or sandwich with a little buttercream

Note

If you would prefer to leave the chocolate chips out, or can't get hold of any mini ones, then use a tablespoon of grated lemon zest


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