Fast Recipes

Orange and passionfruit yoyos

Australian Gourmet Traveller fast cookie recipe for orange and passionfruit yoyos

By Sophia Young
  • Serves 24
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Orange and passionfruit yoyos


  • 250 gm soft unsalted butter
  • 80 gm icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 orange (finely grated rind of)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 75 gm cornflour (½ cup)
  • 225 gm plain flour (1½ cups)
  • For dusting: icing sugar
Passionfruit icing
  • 275 gm icing sugar, sifted
  • 100 gm cold unsalted butter, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp passionfruit pulp (about 2 passionfruit)


  • 1
    Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add orange rind and vanilla and beat until just combined. Sift flours and ½ tsp salt over butter mixture and, using a wooden spoon, stir to form a soft dough.
  • 2
    Form level ½ tablespoons of mixture into balls, then place 5cm apart on baking paper-lined oven trays, flatten slightly to 3.5cm rounds, then, using a floured fork, press tines gently into dough rounds, to create grooves. Bake at 180C for 12 minutes or until lightly coloured. Stand biscuits on trays for 5 minutes, before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3
    For passionfruit icing, beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy, add passionfruit and beat until combined. Sandwich biscuits together with 2 tsp of icing, then dust with icing sugar.