Who doesn’t like biscuits, especially ones that are shaped like hearts?
With Valentines Day only 6 days away, I decided to make some biscuits with my little rascal at the weekend. They was easy peasy to make, and it was so much fun decorating them – and eating them of course.
I have popped the recipe below, I think they make such a thoughtful gift for the one you love, or a great treat for yourself with a cuppa.
Almond & Lemon Biscuits.
(Makes 12-14 biscuits)
- 250g Sugar
- 175g unsalted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 300g plain white flower
- 75g ground almonds
- Juice of one lemon, and the rind
- Hundreds & Thousands
- Cream the sugar and butter together with a wooden spoon till smooth.
- Sieve the flour in and stir. Grate the peel of the lemon until the white is exposed.
- Add the egg, almonds, lemon juice and rind, and mix
- Dust flour on a chopping board/ worktop. And knead the dough so it forms into one lump.
- Dust some more flour over, and roll out with a rolling pin so it is around 2.5cm thick.
- To a flat oven tray, add some baking paper and spritz with a little cooking spray or melted butter. (So biscuits don’t stick).
- With a heart shaped cutter, press into the dough and with a spatula move the hearts to the oven tray. To half the batch of hearts, I pressed lollipop sticks (soaked in water so won’t burn) at the bottom of each heart, so they could ate like a lollipop.
- This mixture made around 12-14 medium heard shaped biscuits.
- Cook on 160°C (Gas Mark 5), for 25 minutes.
- Let the biscuits cool for 20 minutes on a wire rack, and then decorate.
You can decorate however you please, I picked up the icing pens and rainbow sugar confetti from eBay.
You don’t have to be an excellent baker, or a cake decorator in anyway.
(As you can tell by my work of art, or heart – haha).
Do you think you may try?