With Valentines day last week I wanted to bake something tasty. Tim’s been working away so it was just me by myself on Valentines. So I spent the evening baking heart biscuits ❤️ I had a google for biscuit recipes and stumbled across BBC Good Food jammy heart drops. We don’t really do valentines presents and instead give cards and cook a nice meal instead. This year it was my turn and I wanted to bake some biscuits as a treat for Friday when Tim was back. I have such a sweet tooth so I’m more than happy to make something tasty and check it tastes good 😋
The recipe was nice and easy to follow. It did say it would take about an hr to do in total but I take ages to do anything food wise and it took me well over 2 hours… oops! I’m sure it wouldn’t take anyone else that long! To be honest it was nice to take my mind off work and got me doing something other than watching tv…
The biscuits were defo a hit and I’ll be making them again. One of my friends had a little one over the holidays so I’ll be bringing some of these over as a treat.
250g unsalted butter (softened)
140g golden caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract (still taste good if you forget to add like I did!)
300g plain flour
Jam – I used strawberry and pineapple – use any that tickles your fancy
Heat the oven to 180c/ 160c fan/ gas 4.
Beat the sugar and butter together until pale and fluffy (Something about this that I’ve always got to have a little spoon of this deliciousness… anyone with me?!)
If you’re going to add the vanilla do so now and mix in with a 1/4 tsp of salt.
Roll the mixture into 36 little balls – easiest way to do this is split the mixture into 4 and each quarter makes 9 balls.
Line 2 baking trays. Nows the fun bit… squish 2 balls together on the baking parchment keeping the round edges at the top and squish together at the base where they meet. This should make a heart shape. Flatten the heart with the palm of your hand and make a heart indentation with your fingers in the biscuit.
Remember to leave space between your heart biscuits as they will definitely spread. I made this mistake but they still turned out great!
Spoon the jam into biscuit heart dent.
This is a shortbread biscuit so you should only have to bake for 8-12 mins until they’re pale golden. According to my baking genius friend the biscuit will still be a bit squishy when you take it out but don’t worry it will harden up as it cools down.
When they’re out of the oven keep them on the baking parchment and transfer to a cooling rack. After 10 mins remove from the baking parchment.
(Link to BBC Good Food original recipe – see here)
What are your favourite biscuits? Shortbread is defo up there for me…
Until next time,