This week I thought we would make some biscuits using one of our favourite Christmas recipes. We made stained glass cookies, although I didn’t write it up as I ran out of time. They were so cute though and I liked the dough recipe we used which didn’t need chilling in the fridge. So it seemed perfect to use for Valentine’s cookies.
50 g (2oz) sugar
50g (20z) butter
115g (4.5 oz) plain flour
15g (0.5oz) cornflour (cornstarch)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
red boiled sweets
Cream the sugar and butter.
Beat the egg into a separate bowl. Gradually mix half in with the butter and sugar.
Sift the flour and cornflour in to the mixture and beat together with the vanilla essence.
Form into a dough and roll out until 5mm (1/4 inch) thick.
Use a large cutter to cut into heart shapes using a small heart cutter in the middle.
Put the boiled sweets into a bag and beat into fine crumbs*. Put into the middle of the heart.
Use a drinking straw to make small circles so the biscuits can be hung up.
Bake for about 20 minutes at 180 C, 350 F, gas mark 4
You can decorate with white icing if you wish – although they look lovely plain.
Hang with ribbon.
*You can use a solid sweet which did work at Christmas for me but when I tried this time leaked over the side – I think because my heart shaped cutter for the centre was too small.