Valentines Day Biscuits

When you love to bake you cannot let a day like Valentines Day pass without using it as an excuse to get creative. So this year (for my special someone and work colleagues…) I made Valentines Day Biscuits and here is my recipe;

Ingredients

For the biscuits

  • 125g of Butter
  • 55g of Caster Sugar
  • 80g of Flour

For the icing

  1. 150g of Icing Sugar
  2. 4tbsp of Water
  3. ½ tsp of Red (or Pink) Food Colouring

 

Valentines Day Biscuits
Valentines Day Biscuits

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190
  2. Mix the butter and sugar in a bowl until the mixture is smooth
  3. Begin to stir in the flour in stages through a sieve and continue to mix together thoroughly
  4. At this stage the mixture turns from a paste to a crumbly mixture so use your hands to create a ball with the mixture, if the mixture seems too dry, you can add a tablespoon of so of water at this stage
  5. Dust a dry and clean surface with flour and roll the mixture out to 1cm thick
  6. Cut out your shapes and place on baking paper on a baking tray (you may have mixture left over, keeping rolling our until you use all of the mixture for the shapes)
  7. Put the shapes into the fridge for 20 minutes
  8. Put into the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until golden
  9. Leave to cool for 45 minutes
  10. Once the biscuits are cold, you can make the icing
  11. To do this sieve the icing sugar into a bowl
  12. Add the water a tablespoon at a time so you are mixing the icing and keeping it smooth
  13. Finally add the food colouring as desired before using it to decorate your biscuits
  14. Leave them to set before enjoying!

I have made this recipe or variations of it probably a hundred times but I have to say that these Valentines Day Biscuits were probably the best biscuits so far. In honesty I think the secret is not to overwork the dough, usually I fuss about the shapes being perfect and the thicknesses exact. However, when I made this biscuits I was in a rush and as I knew that they would be iced I took less time over the final look of them and to my surprise this made them better… I think I need to learn to be less fussy in future as it may just turn out OK!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. those are so cute! 🙂

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