Friday, December 12, 2008

Yoyo cookies with creamy passion fruit filling

Yoyo cookies with creamy passion fruit filling

A movie I simply adore was on TV yesterday – I believe it was the 7th time I watched it, no kidding, two of those being one right after the other, on the same day, when it was released.

Inspired by the two faces of that mirror, I bring you a buttery recipe with passion fruit, after the fresh one I posted Sunday. From a gorgeous passion fruit themed article on DH magazine #37.

Yoyo cookies with creamy passion fruit filling

Yoyo cookies with creamy passion fruit filling
from Donna Hay magazine

Cookies:
175g unsalted butter, softened
115g confectioners’ sugar, sifted
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
265g all purpose flour, sifted
35g corn flour (cornstarch), sifted
1/3 cup (80ml) passion fruit pulp

Filling*:
125g unsalted butter, softened
150g confectioners’ sugar, sifted
¼ cup (60ml) passion fruit pulp

Preheat the oven to 160ºC/320ºF; line two large baking sheets with baking paper.

To make the filling, place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 6-8 minutes or until pale and creamy. Strain the passion fruit pulp through a sieve to remove the seeds. Add to the butter mixture and beat for further 3-4 minutes or until smooth. Set aside.
Make the cookies: place the butter, sugar and lemon zest in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 6-8 minutes or until pale and creamy. Add the flour, corn flour and passion fruit pulp and mix in slow speed until combined. Roll 1 rounded teaspoon of the mixture into balls with damp hands and place on prepared sheets – if the mixture gets a little sticky, refrigerate it for 15-20 minutes. Press each cookie with a damp fork to flatten. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until light golden. Allow to cool on sheets.
Sandwich the cookies together with the passion fruit filling to serve.

* I was pretty generous filling the cookies and still got loads of filling left. I believe half the recipe would be enough.

Makes 28 sandwich cookies

Yoyo cookies with creamy passion fruit filling

43 comments:

Erin said...

Very fun and such a unique flavor addition via the passion fruit. This recipe is very similar to the melting moments recipe. Yo-Yo is a much cuter name though!

The Food Librarian said...

Looks sooo good! I love love passion fruit. What a great flavor combo!

Peter G said...

Beautiful job Patricia! These are very popular here in Australia and the passionfruit just adds that little bit extra!

May said...

Those cookies look so delicious and pretty! I love passionfruit.
Definitely on my to-do list. Can't wait to try them out :)

ilingc said...

Ahh.. don't you just love Donna Hay. I made something similar a couple of years ago from one of the Marie Claire cookbooks and it sounds quite similar to this, less the pips in the cookies though.

Love your little bucket of goodies :)

sunita said...

Pat, your cookies look yumm...I posted some too, and though they are very, very, different from yours, they do look a bit similar...have a great weekend :-)

Alexa said...

What a lovely cookie! It must taste so delicate and wonderful--very unusual.

noble pig said...

These are so, so cute, beautiful presentation.

KJ said...

Yaay for yo-yo biscuits. I posted a similar recipe a month or so back. They are so good. I am glad that you have found them too!!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

You have excellent taste, my dear. The Mirror Has Two Faces is one of my all time favorite movies! I've seen it at least 20 times and I never tire of it.

I'd never tire of eating those lovely cookies either. They look and sound just marvelous!

Manggy said...

AH HA HA HA! I'VE WATCHED THAT MOVIE PROBABLY SEVEN TIMES TOOOOO!!! Sorry for the loudness, heh heh :) I love that movie, all the way down to the cheesy way Streisand covers the mirror with her damn towel during her wedding night! Sooooo 1950's! Also my favorite of the stupid parts? When the young college students are licking their lips over Streisand (post-makeover) and Bridges! What gives those scenes so much flavor is that Streisand directed the movie! But yes, I love it so much :)

Ahem. Anyway, I love the cookies too- they look so tender, and twice as irresistible with the cream filling :)

Snooky doodle said...

I ve never seen the movie . I shall see it now. These cookies look so nice and I really like the photo. The matching paper looks great :)

Maya said...

I am now officially hooked on DH ! Never heard of yo yo cookies...What I do love is passion fruit :)

ChichaJo said...

Ooooh! I remember that passionfruit spread and these cookies! Yours look so good! I wish I could pluck one off my screen!

mari said...

I love the name of the cookies!I discovered passionfruit a few years ago. It has such an unusual taste. Friends have a passionfruit tree and now we get the fruit in large amounts. Nice because it's expensive here. Is it expensive where you are?

Pam said...

I don't know what's prettier, your cookies or their packaging! Adorable!

Cynthia said...

Can I just lick all the passion fruit filling? (lol)

elly said...

These look so good! I really need to stop looking at blogs because I keep adding things to my holiday baking list! I may not get to these but I'll have to try them post-holiday for sure.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Erin, you are right - these are similar to melting moments!
I'm glad you like them, tks!

Food Librarian, I love passion fruit, too!

Pete, I did get the recipe from an Aussie magazine! :D
Australia is a country I would love to go to.

May, I'd love to hear your opinion about them!

Ilingc, I absolutely love Donna! Her recipes work every time and never disappoint.
Thank you, sweetie!

Sunita, yours are adorable and I love how you shaped them. ;)

Alexa, they melt in your mouth due to the addition of corn starch.

Cathy, thank you, darling.

KJ, Donna Hay introduced these to me. :D

Susan, isn't Lauren Bacall amazing on the movie?
Thank you!

Mark, as cheesy as some moments are - and I recognize that - I love the movie! Lauren Bacall is amazing, and I do love Jeff Bridges, too - he is such a great actor but never get the credit he deserves, in my opinion.
Oh, and Ms Streisand wrote it and was involved in the soundtrack, too. :)

Natalie, it's a great movie, but not very serious. :)
I hope you like it!

Maya, she is amazing, I'm a huge fan!

Joey, I knew you would remember!! :D

Mari, they are not expensive here - a tropical fruit in a tropical country - and I love them. The smell is quite something, too!

Pam, you are far too kind, darling, thank you!

Cynthia, just like my sister does with Oreos. :)

Elly, I'd love to hear your thoughts about them!

Arfi Binsted said...

Same like Peter said, it is a popular biscuit here too! I love them with passionfruit butter. Lovely, Pat!

Peabody said...

I like how there is passion fruit in the cookie batter as well as the filling.

ovenhaven said...

A beautiful combination, dearie! I love yoyo cookies, but with passionfruit cream filling? Gorgeous.

kickpleat said...

i've never had passionfruit! well, maybe in a drink. these cookies look so pretty!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

What darling cookies! I've had an aversion to passionfruit since a hot day in Hawaii in a car filled with ripe passionfruit. But maybe it's been long enough that I could try one of these beauties.

RecipeGirl said...

What a great, different sort of cookie. I love passionfruit but I never think to do anything with it! Wonderful cookies!

Matt said...

If only passionfruit were back in season here, where the mangoes and bananas seem to have free rule at the moment.

Being a self-confessed cookie monster, I'll bare the high price for passionfruits and give this one a whirl.

Passionate About Baking said...

These are ever so pretty Patricia...never heard of yoyo cookie & can't get passion fruit here...but have fallen in love with these lovely creatures. And now if Manggy doesn't stop yelling about Streisand, I'm going to become a cookie monster!! LOL!!

lisa (dandysugar) said...

These are so unique and adorable! I love passionfruit. I was in Brazil for awhile some years ago and fell in love with maracuja pudding.

lisa (dandysugar) said...

These are so unique and adorable! I love passionfruit. I was in Brazil for awhile some years ago and fell in love with maracuja pudding.

Toni said...

Well, I now have a movie to watch and a new cookie to bake. Love, love, love those polka dots with the cookies!!!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

These cookies are so good I'm seeing spots. ;)

Jaime said...

passion fruit filling? yum!

Sarah said...

I've never seen that movie, but since you love it so much I should check it out! And what a perfect treat for watching this movie.

eliza said...

a cute name for the cookies! i bet the filling is sooo tasty.

Diana said...

I've never seen the movie but I love the song from it. The cookies look delicious!

linda said...

Delicious, especially the passionfruit filling, yum!

Kristen said...

Oh that is a good movie... it has been awhile since I've seen it.
I love the passion fruit touch to these. Yum!

Deborah said...

What beautiful cookies! And I bet they taste fabulous, too!

Y said...

Those look so delicious! I love passionfruit in baked goods :)

syrie said...

Looks lovely. Passionfruit is such a unique flavour. I must try this recipe.

May said...

I made those cookies and they're so so good!
Thank you for always posting wonderful recipe Patricia! :)

May said...

I made those cookies and they're so so good!
Thank you for always posting wonderful recipe Patricia! :)

Anonymous said...

Just bought some of these biscuits and they were so YUM! And expensive! So thought i should come find the receipe :-) you have made my day :-) thank you.

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