Melting Moments Recipe

melting moments

This melting moments recipe is based on the superb Cranks recipe. These cookies, made with butter and oats literally melt in your mouth. They are light and incredibly moreish. We love them!

They are easy and quick to whip up. I like to make them into really small cookies because they are so delicate and light.

They look ordinary, but they are actually quite extraordinary!

Usually when we make cookies, we have them on their own as a snack for afternoon tea, but these are so light that I do often include them as part of a full afternoon tea spread.

They don't keep well, however, and they are best eaten within an hour or two of baking.

Melting Moments Recipe

Level: Easy
Time: 40 minutes, not including cooling, assuming you need 3 batches for cooking
Makes 32 small cookies

145g (1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp) butter
85g (1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp) caster sugar
1 tablespoon (15ml) egg
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence
115g (2/3 cup) self-raising flour
25g (1/4 cup) porridge oats

melting moments
  • Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4, 350F. Line a baking sheet with baking paper (greaseproof paper).

  • Cream the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy.

  • Add the egg and vanilla essence and beat thoroughly.

  • Mix in the flour and oats.

  • Divide the Melting Moments mixture into 32. Roll each piece into a ball and pop it onto the prepared baking sheet. Space the cookies reasonably well apart.

  • Bake in the centre of the oven for 8 minutes, until just slightly golden round the edge.

  • Allow to cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container.

Serve with

I love to serve this Melting Moment Recipe with Sencha Green tea, or Hibiscus. If you want to serve them with a black tea, I would choose Earl Grey or even Lady Grey tea.

As part of an afternoon tea spread, these cookies look really pretty alongside tiny meringues, chocolate dipped strawberries and tiny lemon tarts. Serve with a white chocolate raspberry cake for a really pretty and delicate afternoon tea.

If you Melted over this Melting Moments Recipe, you might Shiver over the Shortbread Cookie Recipe.