Almond & Lemon Biscuit Recipe

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:

  •  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?

A X

 

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