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Heart shaped cookies on a round wire rack with heart cookies

Heart shaped cookies

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3.8 stars based on 5 ratings

These delightful cookies are lightly spiced and are a great gift to give to your loved one for Valentines.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:16
  • Skill level:easy

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  • 1tsp 1tsp Ginger (ground)
  • 75g 2¾ oz Unrefined light muscovado sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined light muscovado sugar
  • 60ml 2 fl oz Milk (whole)
  • 75g 2¾ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 100g 3½ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • 150g 5⅜ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • Food colouring colour of your choice

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Sieve the flour and ginger into a bowl. Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.

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  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Stir in enough milk so that the mixture begins to stick together then bring the dough together with your hand. Wrap in clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 60ml 2 fl oz Milk (whole)
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Roll out the dough to about 5mm (1-4inch) thick, then cut into heart shapes using 7.5cm (3inch) biscuit cutters. Transfer the shapes to greased baking sheets.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Re-roll the trimmings and cut out more shapes until all the dough is used. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (160°C fan, 350°F, gas mark 4) for 8-10 minutes. Cool on the baking sheets for about 1 minute, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    For the finishing touch, seive icing sugar into a medium bowl and gradually add enough water to make a smooth, spreadable icing. A few drops of food colouring will give you a colourful finish. Alternatively use fruit juice or undiluted cordial for a fruity, colourful twist.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 150g 5⅜ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
    • Food colouring colour of your choice