Often I just have to go with something simple and easy because I am, believe it or not, pretty busy. Its generally when I have time that there's no where to take this delightful food, and when I am requested to bring something...it either flops or isn't very creative because I rush and leave things to the last moment. Such is life unfortunately!
Anyway, I took a trip into my husbands work and brought a tray of goodies in for morning tea. I had the time and made box of a variety of little cakes and pies, amongst which was a creation I called moon pies, because they reminded me of something I'd once seen called a moon pie. I don't think you can get moon pies here in Australia, but here's my version. Layers of shortbread, vanilla icing and chocolate...too yummy!
CHOCOLATE LAYER MOON PIES
125g butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup pure icing sugar
1 tsp. vanilla essence
1 cup plain flour
1/4 cup cornflour
chocolate to coat
Using an electric beater, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add flours, and stir until well combined.
Roll the shortbread mixture on a lightly floured surface until thin. Use a round cookie cutter to make circles, and place each on a lined baking tray. Bake until lightly golden. Remove from oven and cool. Combine some icing powder with water until a thick icing forms. Lather the top of two biscuits with the icing, and top with a third biscuit. Repeat until all biscuits are paired. Melt dark chocolate and pour over the top of each until it dribbles down the sides.