08 February 2017

Almond & Lemon Valentine Biscuits

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.

valentine biscuits

Almond & Lemon Biscuits.

Ingredients
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

Decoration:

Hundreds & Thousands
Icing

Method:

1) Cream the sugar and butter together with a wooden spoon till smooth.

2) Sieve the flour in and stir. Grate the peel of the lemon until the white is exposed.

3) Add the egg, almonds, lemon juice and rind, and mix

4) Dust flour on a chopping board/ worktop. And knead the dough so it forms into one lump.

5) Dust some more flour over, and roll out with a rolling pin so it is around 2.5cm thick.

6) To a flat oven tray, add some baking paper and spritz with a little cooking spray or melted butter. (So biscuits don't stick).

7) 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.

8) This mixture made around 12-14 medium heard shaped biscuits.

9) Cook on 160°C (Gas Mark 5), for 25 minutes.

10) 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?

                           

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20 comments

  1. These look so yummy! I love lemon anything especially when it's sweet. Must try this recipe xx

    Annie | www.musingsofamakeupjunkie.com

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  2. Work of heart haha! Omg they look amazing, I'd love them 😍 Xxx

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  3. These look so cute. You always post the most amazing recipes.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

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  4. WOW these look like shop-bought ones - so pretty!! Will have to try and bake! x

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    1. Thank you Laura, they are so easy to make. x

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  5. Cute! I baked this week for the first time in my new place but they were just oat cookies nothing as good as these !

    Kenzie x
    Kenzie | LemonaidLies - Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle

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  6. These look so delicious and so adorable!!

    x Annabelle
    travelsandtea.com

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  7. These look and sound delish! And seem so easy to make, I will definitely give them a go!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  8. What a great idea! These look so pretty!

    Georgia x
    www.georgiahathaway.co.uk

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  9. These are so cute, I might make them for myself!

    Amy - http://amyevans.blog

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  10. I'm not usually a huge almond fan but these actually sound/look really good!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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  11. These sound yummy and I love cakes and biscuits made with ground almonds. May give these a try soon.

    Fiona xx

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