Valentines biscuits

Show someone you love them with Eleanor Smallwood's crumbly heart shaped biscuits
By Eleanor Smallwood
Valentines biscuits
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  • Serves: Makes about 15
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus 15 mins chilling
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

  • 150 g butter, at room temperature
  • 75 g caster sugar
  • 225 g plain flour

To decorate

  • icing sugar
  • edible glitter
  • sugar roses

Method

1. Dice the butter into a big bowl. Tip in the flour, sugar and a pinch of salt. Gently rub in the butter with your fingertips and bring the dough together into a ball. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.

2. Preheat the oven to 170Cgas 4.

3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll to about ½ cm thick. Cut out heart shapes with a biscuit cutter and lay on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-25 minutes, until light golden. Leave to cool on a rack.

4. To decorate the biscuits, mix together few tablespoons of icing sugar with enough water to make a paste. Spread the icing onto the biscuits, or drizzle over in lattice patterns. You can then dip the biscuits into edible glitter, or use a little icing to glue on sugar roses. Leave to set before eating.

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