Valentine’s Day! Who needs them? ‘It should be Valentines day very year” is what I hear every year among my friends.
For couples, Valentine’s Day means expensive dinners, roses, chocolates, lounging around on the sofa, drinking plenty of wine and enjoying each others company.
But when you don’t have a date, it is better spent with friends or sitting in front of the TV with a cuppa and munching on something sweet. I will be doing both the friends get together and the latter:) I mean who wants to be at home?
Or if you feel like being a hermit and feel the need to be indoors then invite your friends over for a Sex In the City night or get out your most girly DVD and munch on these delicious biscuits! It goes great with a dollop of cream or ice-cream on the side. Or better still, make yourself a sundae. Cut up the biscuits and place in a bowl/tall glass, layer on some ice-cream, some fruit and finish off with some chocolate or caramel sauce. That is if you want Valentine’s Day to be really filthy! :p
All you need to make the biscuits:
100g of butter
75g of sugar
200g of plain flour
1tsp of ground cinnamon
1tsp of all spice mix
a few vanilla drops
1 tablespoon of water
1 egg yolk
a heart cutter (mine was about 2 inches in size)
silver sugar balls (optional)
FOR THE ICING:
1 tbs of lemon juice
100g f icing sugar
20g of butter
1 tbs of water
for the filling:
1-Mix your sugar and butter using an electric whisk until smooth
2-Add your eggs, cinnamon and spice and vanilla drops
3-Sift your flour and mix well
4- Knead into a dough and roll out (about 5mm thickness)
5-Use heart-shaped cutters to make the heart shape and stick it the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes depending on how big the heart shape is
6-Once ready, take out and cool on a wire rack
7-Once cool, add your strawberry jam and coconut to the shapes and sandwich together. Or you can pipe some of the icing straight onto the shape.
If you are icing the biscuits, mix all ingredients together and place in a piping bag with a nozzle and pipe out any shape you like to decorate.
I made some with jam and coconut (my personal favourite) and a few iced ones.
These are even perfect for kids as they don’t contain a lot of sugar and are small enough to keep them satisfied.
Easy peasy recipe, and great to get kids involved. Anything that involves a rolling-pin and dough gets them excited for a while. Best use that time for clearing up:) They don’t call us super moms for nothing.
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