sweet hearts for my sweetheart

Today I have taken on the role as domestic goddess and been concocting some sweet treats within the warm haven of my kitchen, whilst watching re-runs of Colombo and drinking copious volumes of tea. I so very frequently bake cupcakes so wanted a new challenge, so decided to give these basic biscuits a whirl. They really are very simple, which means you can be more adventurous with the decorating, and have fun with different shapes and adornments.

Recipe:

175g butter, softened

100g caster sugar

1 egg yolk

250g plain flour

In a bowl or a mixer, combine together the butter and sugar until it is a smooth, creamed consistency.

Beat in the egg yolk and then the flour and work it all together until you are left with a soft ball of dough.

Cling film the dough and leave to chill in the fridge for 30 mins.

…half an hour later.

Roll the dough out between 2 sheets of cling film. Aim for a thickness of a £2 coin – any thinner and the biscuits will burn and be really crispy.

Cut out your desired shapes and place on a baking tray, lined with baking paper, and bake in a pre-heated oven (180 degrees celsius) for 15minutes.

I used these cute heart cookie cutters I found in Sainsbury’s.

Keep your beady eye on the biscuits, and once they are a lovely golden-brown colour, remove them from the oven and leave to cool on a wire tray for 10 minutes or more, and then they will be ready to decorate! 

These simple biscuits are fab as you can really go to town and decorate them any way you so desire. You could half dip them in chocolate, ice them or just leave them plain. I opted for some coloured icing and metallic balls for my biscuits.

I mixed up some icing sugar and water until it was to a smooth paste and then added in my chosen colouring. I went for a pink and white combination. I took a piping bag, filled it with the icing and then decadently drizzled it all over the biscuits in diagonal lines. Gold and silver balls were then used to bejewel the biscuits.

And there we go.

Could these sweet hearts be a possible treat for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day?

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39 Comments

  1. 13th February 2011 / 8:24 pm

    Well i think i know how i'll be spending my afternoon tomorrow! 🙂 xo

  2. 13th February 2011 / 8:26 pm

    You are amazing 🙂 All of your sweet treats look amazing, i'm still trying to perfect the cupcake "swirl" biscuits will be my next challenge !!

    These look so good!! Thanks for the tutorial! xx

  3. 13th February 2011 / 8:30 pm

    Mmm, they look delish! And easy to make – bonus! x

  4. 13th February 2011 / 8:31 pm

    these look amazing! I want one nom nom x

  5. 13th February 2011 / 8:34 pm

    I die! these little biscuits are so cute, thanks for the post I will definitely try to make some similar this week 🙂 bisous

  6. 13th February 2011 / 8:40 pm

    I made your rocky road and wow it was so good! I think i'll be trying these as well!!

  7. 13th February 2011 / 8:41 pm

    They look too cute to eat! 🙂 I can't wait to get baking for tomorrow, you're such an inspiration Milly! Thank you for sharing 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  8. 13th February 2011 / 8:41 pm

    aw they look super yummy 🙂
    xx

  9. 13th February 2011 / 8:47 pm

    they look so cutesy! ahh im on the hunt for those cookie cutters now 🙂 xxx

  10. 13th February 2011 / 8:51 pm

    They look lovely – so simple yet so pretty! 🙂

    xo

  11. 13th February 2011 / 8:57 pm

    Ah so cute! Im going to try these, thanks! I already have the heart cutters! 😉

  12. 13th February 2011 / 9:07 pm

    This look so yummy as always!

  13. 13th February 2011 / 9:17 pm

    This looks so cute & yummy too. I will definietly be trying your recipe x

  14. 13th February 2011 / 9:29 pm

    Thats so cool M, wish I had heart cutters!! xx

  15. 13th February 2011 / 9:32 pm

    These are so so cute x

  16. 13th February 2011 / 9:37 pm

    Mmmmm… These look sooo yummy. Love those gold & silver balls, I would happily eat a few out of the jar 😛 xx

  17. 13th February 2011 / 10:07 pm

    They look so pretty! I need to get back into baking!

  18. 13th February 2011 / 10:08 pm

    They look so yummy:)

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  19. 13th February 2011 / 10:08 pm

    These look good! i will have to try these out sometime 🙂
    Thanks for the tutorial 🙂
    xx

  20. 13th February 2011 / 10:08 pm

    These look so yummy! Thanks for sharing, i'm definitely going to have a go at these x

  21. 13th February 2011 / 10:13 pm

    Looks like i know what i'll be making tomorrow when i'm bored.. YUM! xx

  22. 13th February 2011 / 10:15 pm

    Wow They look so good 🙂 I feel totally inspired now & will be spending tomorrow afternoon baking! Great recipe, thanks for sharing it with us 🙂 x

  23. 13th February 2011 / 10:16 pm

    These look so cute!
    I spent my afternoon making chocolate truffles for the boyf 😀 xx

  24. 13th February 2011 / 10:42 pm

    These look so nice! Quite the domestic goddess, you! Unfortunately I always fail at baking biscuits, I may leave this recipe with my Mumma though and see what she can sort out 😉 xx

  25. 13th February 2011 / 11:10 pm

    Your baking posts are so Beautiful & inspiring. My gave genre of posts here at Pearls & Poodles 🙂

    xox

  26. 14th February 2011 / 7:54 am

    These look so cute! x

  27. 14th February 2011 / 10:33 am

    They look lovely.x

  28. 14th February 2011 / 10:56 am

    YUM!
    I love the look of those little heart shaped bad boys!
    xx

  29. 14th February 2011 / 11:59 am

    These look soo yummy and cute! I would be too scared to eat them as they look so pretty! :o) xx

  30. 14th February 2011 / 1:43 pm

    Mine are in the oven as we speak. I will post a picture on my blog along with a link 🙂 x

  31. 14th February 2011 / 5:43 pm

    Oooohhh these look yummy! Thanks for the recipe. Just might try these one day.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    *New follower*

  32. 14th February 2011 / 6:50 pm

    Yum. Will try these out… I don't have those icing skills but I'm sure mine will turn out alright lol.

  33. 15th February 2011 / 3:45 am

    really nice love how the icing gave it such an instant touch of glamour! lol lovely.

  34. 19th February 2011 / 8:03 am

    Ahhh those are lovelyy!!
    My mouth's watering now 😛

  35. 28th February 2011 / 1:47 pm

    Thank you for this fantastic recipe. I made these biscuits on my grandparent's anniversary. They like it very much.

  36. 13th February 2012 / 7:19 pm

    Oh my goodness, I must try to make these! 🙂