Air Fryer Melting Moments

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Melting Moments. How to make the old fashioned melting moments recipe in the air fryer. Loaded with glace cherries and rolled in coconut you will love this British bakery classic. An easy to follow authentic recipe that is ideal for afternoon tea, movie nights or birthday parties.

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Air Fryer Melting Moments

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Melting Moments

Years ago, I was given a bero little cookbook and I made my way through every biscuit recipe in the book. There was some that were only ever done once, and several that I did again and again.

The bero melting moments were a make again and again kind of baking moment.

Years later, I made them when my parents were visiting, and they said it was just like the melting moments that my grandma made.

It was only then, that I realised my grandma that was a great baker, had often got her inspiration from the Bero cookbook.

Over the years on Recipe This we have featured many favourite Bero recipes and adapted them for the air fryer. Such as our air fryer chocolate cake, air fryer chocolate chip cookies, air fryer rock buns, air fryer carrot cake and so many others.

Today, I wanted to show you just how easy it is to make the classic melting moments in the air fryer.

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What Are Melting Moments?

The melting moments history goes like this:

Melting moments are a classic British biscuit, or as our Americans would call them “cookies”. Melting moment cookies are unique because they feature half a glace cherry on top and are rolled in desiccated coconut.

The coconut crust gives the melting moment an even better taste and texture and its hard to just have the one.

They are called melting moments as they melt in your mouth as you bite into them.

The melting moments batter is similar to cake mix, but once cooked they are like a soft centred cookie.

Beware though, it is not an authentic recipe if you see it covered in sugar not coconut.

Bero Melting Moments

In the bero melting moments recipe it is totally old school and like how your grandma would bake for you.

The only change in ingredients we are making is going all margarine and leaving out the lard. I appreciate that most people do not have lard in their pantry anymore.

But if you do, you can do half lard and half margarine.

Melting Moments Christmas Cookies

I also associate melting moments cookies with Christmas. That is because at many Christmas parties you will see many melting moments on the buffet or being handed out at Christmas parties.

You can also make them more Christmas themed with a few additions.

Such as using green colouring to make them like grinch cookies. Or using a Father Christmas cookie cutter and then doing smaller cherries around Santa’s buttons.

Melting Moments In The Air Fryer

I often get asked why I cook so many cookies in the air fryer. The answer is simple, because they are the best ever cookies you will ever try.

Forget those times when you have made cookies, forgotten about them and the oven has overcooked them.

Or the time when you cooked them at a temperature that was too high.

With the air fryer you can load up your cookies and it will beep and tell you when they are done.

You just need to find a suitable container to air fry them in that will fit in the air fryer basket.

How To Make Melting Moments Cookie Recipe?

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If you are wondering how to make melting moment cookies in the air fryer then its easy:

  1. Beat sugar and margarine.
  2. Beat in other ingredients.
  3. Roll cookie balls in coconut.
  4. Add glazed cherries.
  5. Air fry + serve.

How Long Do Melting Moments Last?

In the Milner house the melting moments last about 20 seconds. If you are not as fast to eat them as us, then rest assured you can keep them in the fridge for a max of 3 days.

You can also make the batter and air fry them the next day.

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Air Fryer Melting Moments

Melting Moments. How to make the old fashioned melting moments recipe in the air fryer. Loaded with glace cherries and rolled in coconut you will love this British bakery classic. An easy to follow authentic recipe that is ideal for afternoon tea, movie nights or birthday parties.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time18 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 5
Calories: 382kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Melting Moments Ingredients:


  • Load into a bowl your margarine and caster sugar and mix with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
    Melting Moments In The Air Fryer
  • Add in egg and vanilla essence and mix well. Then add in flour and mix again. Get rid of the hand mixer and use a fork to make sure the sides of the bowl are completely clear of the mixture and that its well mixed.
    Melting Moments In The Air Fryer
  • Load a bowl with dedicated coconut and add flour to your hands. Using your hands make cookie balls with the batter and then roll well in the coconut. Do this until you have done all your batter.
    Melting Moments In The Air Fryer
  • Load the melting moment cookie dough onto a baking pan that will fit in the air fryer. Add half a glace cherry on top of each, pressing down so that it wont fall off.
    Melting Moments In The Air Fryer
  • Place into the air fryer and air fry for 8 minutes at 180c/360f and serve while warm.
    Melting Moments In The Air Fryer


Sticky. The dough is incredibly sticky and you will need to flour your hands before doing each cookie dough ball.
Thanks for reading our air fryer melting moments recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you love baking recipes, then I recommend you try air fryer chocolate chip cookies next.


Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 764IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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3 thoughts on “Air Fryer Melting Moments”

  1. 5 stars
    These were lovely and not burnt like some people keep saying, you cannot bake in an air fryer, well you proved them wrong thank you, also your instructions are so helpful.

  2. 5 stars
    Melting moments in an air fryer great stuff, these were so nice they were soon eaten and it is the first cookies i have cooked in my air fryer, thanks.


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