Well what a stressful couple of days it has been for me trying to update my blog by adding in new plugins to make the blog look better but alas to no avail. The plugins are not so easy to work with and do not like Yummly? Personally, I love Yummly which is why I don’t want to change it for any other recipe plugin. All of the plugins do not seem compatible with the page builders which I have tried. Next week I will try again but enrol the help of One.com to hopefully sort out the problems.  Don’t get me wrong the blog did look better when I tried it the other day. However, when it doesn’t want to work and you need to get some work done it is annoying. Sometimes it is definitely better not to mess with what doesn’t need mended. Very good saying that and one which I must listen to more especially after this last week. I think I need to employ a coding and website expert.

Back to the recipe which I have been messing around with. I love Melting Moments and I haven’t made them for so long. However, when I went in the kitchen cupboards to grab the ingredients, of which some were missing, I had to improvise. So the recipe has been changed definitely for the better.

I made these with the intention of the children not liking them but how wrong could I be. As soon as they came home from school they were straight into the tin to grab a cookie. The next morning for their packed lunches they each wrapped a cookie in foil as a treat. Needless to say, the cookies did not see the weekend and my husband only managed to grab three in total. The children loved them.

Melting Moment Recipe.

Recipe by V.DaleCourse: Recipes, Sweet TreatsCuisine: cookies, sweet treatsDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Cooking time




Total time



Make sure you space the cookie balls well apart as they do spread as you can see on my photo which had the cookies too close together which caused them to join up. Still delicious though.


  • 80g butter

  • 130g Trex

  • 50g caster sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1tsp vanilla essence

  • 300g self raising flour

  • porridge oats (for rolling the cookie dough in)

  • 20 glace cherries (halved)


  • Preheat the oven to Gas 4.
  • Line 2-3 baking trays.
  • In a mixing bowl, weigh out the flour, sugar and fats.
  • Rub the fats into the dry ingredients to resemble breadcrumbs.
  • Add the vanilla essence and egg and mix to a dough.
  • Roll the dough into small balls, coat in the porridge oats and place on the baking trays.
  • Make sure you leave space for the cookies to spread when baking.
  • Place a half of a glace cherry on each cookie.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes till golden brown.
  • Allow to cool on the tray as the cookies harden up on cooling.


  • Nutritionally, one cookie contains 197 calories, 12.6g total fat (16% daily total fat), 17.9g total carbohydrate (7% daily total carbohydrate), 0.6g fibre (2% daily fibre) (based on a 2000 calorie diet).

For the recipe itself, I changed the amount of sugar as I thought they were too sweet. Also, I used Trex instead of lard which makes the cookies suitable for a vegetarian.  The other change which can be made is to use gluten free flour in the recipe.  You can’t change the other ingredients in the recipe such as the egg or butter. These are vital for the texture and consistency of the cookie. These cookies have to be crunchy on the outside and melt in the mouth in the middle. Delicious and this is a recipe I will be messing with in the near future.

Now that my site is almost back to normal I am going to be checking all the plugins are working. Also, I have to finish my backlinks on my blog posts.