Melt in the mouth treats

Bake of the month now and it comes in the shape of a biscuit! From Good Housekeeping website, this delicious treat combines two of my favourite things, biscuit and marshmallow... A marshmallow melt.

With the softness of the marshmallowy icing with the crispiness of the biscuit, what isn't there to love?!

So here is 'Marshmallow Melts'...

 This recipe is from Good Housekeeping, no copyright infringement intended!

Preparation time: 25min, plus cooling and chilling

Cooking time: about 20min
Makes about 30 biscuits
125g unsalted butter, softened
125g caster sugar
1 large egg yolk
1tsp vanilla extract
2tbsp milk
275g plain flour
100 g (3 ½oz) unsalted butter, softened
125g icing sugar, sifted
                                                  100g marshmallows                                                  
1. Put biscuit ingredients into a food processor and pulse until mixture clumps together. Tip dough on to a work surface, bring together then wrap in clingfilm and chill for 30min.
2. Line three baking sheets with baking parchment.  On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 5mm (1/4in) thick.
Stamp out 60 x 5cm (2in) circles, rerolling trimmings as needed.
Stamp small hearts or circles from centres of half the rounds. Arrange circles 1cm (1/2in) apart on prepared sheets. Chill for 30min.
3. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan) mark 4. Bake biscuits for 15-18min, or until just golden at edges. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
4. To make icing, beat butter and icing sugar together in a large bowl with a handheld electric whisk until light and fluffy. Melt marshmallows in microwave in a glass bowl for 20sec bursts until just melted and warm. Stir marshmallow until smooth, then beat into icing with a drop of food colouring, if using.
5. While still warm, fill a large piping bag with the icing, cut off end to make a rough 1cm (1/2in) opening. Pipe mounds on to the whole biscuit circles, then lay on the tops. Press down lightly to secure. Leave icing to harden before serving.
And the final tasty treat...

In 5 steps you can create these pretty little treats.
They were originally posted for Valentine's Day on the GK website but I thought I would make them for Mother's Day and well, they certainly went down a treat in our household!
The crunchiness of the biscuit (don't you just love a crunchy biscuit) along with the tasty marshmallowy icing, it is certainly a nice treat to have with a cuppa.
Until next time
All photographs are my own!

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