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Heart-shaped Valentine's Day cookies decorated with pink icing, cooling on a pink wire rack
25Total Time
15Prep Time
10Bake Time

Heart-Shaped Cookies

Quick and easy

1 Reviews

  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian

About out heart-shaped biscuits recipe:

These delightful heart-shaped cookies are lightly spiced with ginger, and they're a great gift to give to your loved one for Valentine's Day. 

25Total Time
15Prep Time
10Bake Time


  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.


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


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

Nutritional Information

per 25g
  • 118cal Energy
  • 4.1g Fat
  • 2.6g of which Saturates
  • 19g Carbohydrates
  • 14g of which Sugars
  • 0.8g Protein
  • 0.02g Salt

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