These Gluten Free Melting Moments bring back so many memories from my childhood! Back then I only knew these biscuits as “Yo Yos” thanks to my beloved Nan and Mum. Nan would always get so cross when she went to bake a batch and I had eaten half the raw mixture already from the fridge (oops).
Back in the day, these biscuits were made with a traditional lemon icing and regular flour and feature as part of food stalls at school fetes, a country Sunday market called “Trash & Treasure” and to raise money for various charities/organisations. So I thought it was about time I make a “Gluten Free Yo Yo” and try a variation with Chocolate Buttercream instead. I’ve also included a Lemon Buttercream in case you prefer the more traditional melting moment. Both are YUM.
All I seem to be baking at the moment is biscuits, including these Gluten Free Caramel Shortbread Biscuits! I think it’s partly due to the weather (I love a good biscuit with my cup of tea) and the fact that they’re pretty quick to make.
These biscuits are no exception! Quick to make and truly delicious. In fact, the shortbread is probably the best I have tasted. It melts in your mouth. Then add the caramel to the mix and they are heavenly. I’d love to hear if you make them or have a biscuit recipe you think I ought to try?
Today I’m sharing these Gluten Free Linzer Cookies. Growing up one of my favourite biscuits were “Jam Fancies” or “Jam Francies” as we liked to call them in my house. Two shortbread biscuits sandwiched with jam filling, also known as “Linzer Cookies”.
Whilst jam fancies weren’t an everyday item in the kitchen cupboard, I can still remember how delicious they tasted. So much so, I’ve been craving a gluten free version ever since!
So when I stopped by a homewares store a few months back I was super excited to find Linzer cookie cutters, and this past weekend I finally crossed gluten free jam fancies off my to bake list.
Now after taste testing I can honestly say with 100% confidence that these cookies taste exactly like jam fancies, maybe even better?!