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Passionfruit Yo-Yos

These cookies are also known as melting moments, but I think yo-yos are a better name! Recipe from Taste.com.au
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course cakes, Dessert
Servings 32


  • 250 g unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup icing sugar sifted
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1/3 cup cornflour
  • Passionfruit Filling
  • 60 g unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 large passionfruit or 2 tablespoons passionfruit pulp
  • 1 cup icing sugar sifted
  • yellow food colouring


  • Preheat the oven to 160C. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer or freestanding mixer, cream the butter, vanilla extract and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Sift flours over butter mixture. Beat on low speed until a soft dough forms.
  • Roll heaped teaspoonfuls of mixture into small balls. Place on trays. Using a fork dipped in flour, lightly flatten each biscuit until 1cm thick. Bake for 15 minutes or until firm. Cool on trays for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the passionfruit filling, using an electric mixer or freestanding mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Stir in passionfruit pulp and icing sugar. Add a bit of food colouring for a nice yellow tinge. Place in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes.
  • Using a spatula or piping bag, spread/pipe one biscuit with 1 teaspoon of filling. Top with another biscuit. Repeat with all remaining biscuits and filling.
  • Makes about 30. They last for ages in an airtight container.
Keyword Biscuits, butter, cookies, flour, passionfruit, snack, spring