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Heart Shaped Cookies

Quick and easy

1 Reviews

  • Nut free
  • Vegetarian

About the bake

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

25Total Time
15Prep Time
10Bake Time
16Serves
Easy

Method

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 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. 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

    • 1 tsp Ginger (ground)
    • 75g Billington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
    • 60ml Whole milk
    • 75g Unsalted butter
    • 100g Plain white flour
    • 150g Silver Spoon Icing Sugar
    • A few drops Food colouring gel (colour of your choice)

Utensils

  • Mixing bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Baking sheet
  • Wire cooling rack

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