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Melting Moments

This recipe makes 16 and they keep well in a sealed tin for a few days if you don't eat them all right away.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: baking
Author: Karon


  • 115 g/4ox butter softened
  • 150 g/5ox self raising flour
  • 90 g/3oz caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla exttract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 25 g/1oz rolled or pinhead oatmeal I used pinhead
  • 4 glace cherries quartered


  • Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and grease 2 baking trays
  • Beat the butter until all light and fluffy and then add the sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Sift the flour and salt together and add this to the mixture along with the beaten egg.
  • Mix thoroughly to form a soft dough.
  • Break this up into 16 pieces and roll into balls just a little bit smaller than a golf ball/table tennis ball.
  • Pour the oatmeal on to a shallow plate and roll each of the dough balls in the oats to completely cover them. I like the pinhead oatmeal as it gives a nice spotty texture.
  • Place them on your baking tray spaced well apart as they will spread a bit and you don't want to end up with one huge biscuit/cookie! Push a cherry quarter into the centre of each ball but try not to press too hard as you don't want to flatten the balls.
  • Bake for approximately 15 minutes until they are golden and well risen.
  • Cool on a wire rack and then enjoy with a nice cup of tea or a glass of milk.