Waitaha Valley YoYo's

Difficulty - Medium
Prep time - 15 minutes
Cook time - 20 minutes
Serves - Makes 15 pairs

Waitaha Valley YoYo's

Similar to melting moments, this favourite Kiwi biscuit named after the toy, uses custard powder in the filling and is guaranteed to melt in the mouth. Very easy to make and even easier to eat when you get two for one - these won’t last long in the tin.

Tips with Butter

Unsalted butter in your baking is the best way to start. If you feel it needs a pinch of salt, you can add it later.


250g Westgold butter
1 cup icing sugar
300g standard flour
100g cup custard powder

12 tbsp of icing sugar
2 tbsp custard powder
2 tbsp Westgold butter
2 or 3 tbsp boiling water


Cream together the butter and icing sugar until white, ensuring you scrape the sides of the bowl several times. Add the flour and custard powder then mix together. Once mixed, roll into balls on a tray and flatten down with a fork. Bake in a preheated oven at 160°c for 10 minutes.  

Remove from oven and place onto a rack to cool.

Mix all ingredients together until smooth, then ice the bottom sides of the biscuit and join together.

For best results store them in a tin.

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