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Yo-Yos

These Yo-Yo Biscuits will absolutely melt in your mouth. They are the most deliciously, crumbly and soft biscuits ever. Try them and fall in love!
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Course: Biscuits
Cuisine: Biscuits/Cookies
Keyword: yoyo biscuits
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 20 serves
Calories: 172kcal

Equipment

  • Beaters, stand-mixer or Thermomix
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 180 g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup custard powder

For the filling

  • 250 g icing sugar
  • 40 g butter at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla esence
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 drop pink food colouring optional

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  • Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  • Sift the icing sugar into a large bowl.
  • Add the butter and vanilla essence.
  • Beat with a stand mixer or hand-held beaters until smooth and creamy.
  • Sift into the bowl the self raising flour, plain flour and custard powder.
  • Stir well to combine.
  • Roll mixture into teaspoonful sized balls and place 5cm apart on the prepared baking trays.
  • Press the tops of the balls lightly with a fork.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just lightly golden.
  • Leave to cool on the trays for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the filling, beat the butter, vanilla essence and lemon juice until smooth and creamy.
  • Slowly add the sifted icing sugar, beating well in between additions.
  • When the mixture is completely combined and smooth, add one drop of pink food colouring and beat until the colour is evenly dispersed.
  • Join two biscuits together with 1tsp of filling.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  • Measure the self raising flour, plain flour and custard powder into the TM bowl and sift on Speed 3 for 30 seconds to combine. Place the flour mixture into a separate bowl and set aside.
  • Place the room temperature butter, vanilla essence and icing sugar in the TM bowl. Beat on Speed 4 for approximately 1 minute or until the mixture is pale, fluffy and smooth.
  • Add the flour mixture and combine on Speed 1, slowly increasing to Speed 4 until smooth and completely combined (if your mixture is too sticky, add a little more flour).
  • Roll mixture into teaspoonful sized balls and place 5cm apart on the prepared baking trays. Press the tops of the balls lightly with a fork.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just lightly golden. Leave to cool on the trays for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the filling, combine the butter and icing sugar on Speed 4 until pale and smooth. Add the vanilla essence, lemon juice and one drop of pink food colouring. Beat for 1 minute, Speed 6, or until smooth and fluffy.
  • Join two biscuits together with 1 teaspoon of filling.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.2mg