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Almond Heart Shaped Biscuits

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About the bake

Why not try these almond heart-shaped biscuits, perfect for giving as gifts.

32Total Time
20Prep Time
12Bake Time
20Serves
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

    Heat the oven to 190°C (gas mark 5). Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.

  2. Step 2:

    Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.

  3. Step 3:

    Beat in the egg and almond extract, a little at a time, until well combined. Stir in the flour and mix to a dough.

  4. Step 4:

    Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1 cm/1/2 in thick. Using heart shaped cookie cutters, cut shapes out of the dough and carefully place onto the baking tray.

  5. Step 5:

    Bake the biscuits for 8-12 minutes, until pale golden. Leave on the baking tray for 5 minutes to firm up, then place on a wire rack to cool.

  6. Step 6:

    For the icing sift the icing sugar into a large bowl and stir in water as directed on the packet to create a smooth mixture. Stir in the food colouring.

  7. Step 7:

    Carefully spread the icing on the biscuits and place a sugar flower on each biscuit before the icing sets.

Ingredients

  • For the biscuits

    • 100g Butter (unsalted) (softened)
    • 100g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster sugar
    • 1 Egg(s) (free range) (lightly beaten)
    • 1 tsp Almond extract
    • 275g Allinson's Plain White Flour
  • For the decoration

    • 400g Royal icing sugar
    •  Pink food colouring gel
    •  Sugar flowers

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