Valentines Shortbread

Looking for something to do this valentines day or just want a little treat? Then you might want to try my Valentines shortbread they are super easy to make and you can really get creative and do what ever you like, so give them a go!

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Portions: 12 Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 125g Unsalted Butter
  • 55g Caster Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 180g Plain Flour

Icing

  • Icing Sugar
  • Water
  • Red Food Colouring
  • Melted Chocolate of your Choice
  • Jam (again of your choice)

Equipment you will need

  • Kitchen Mixer
  • Large Bowl
  • Wooden Spoon/ Spatula
  • Rolling Pin
  • Heart Shape Cutters
  • Small Bowl
  • Teaspoon

Method

  1. First you need to preheat your oven to 190C/ Gas Mark 5/ 375F and prepare your baking trays
  2. Now you are ready to go beat your sugar and butter together until light and smooth then add your vanilla and beat further
  3. Now add your flour and beat until your mixture starts to form a ball of dough, see I told you it was easy
  4. Now it’s time to cut your shapes. So lightly flour your surface and rolling pin and roll out your dough to the thickness you like be carful not to have it to thick as it will take a while to cook. Then cut your heart shapes out. I used a range of different size so get creative and do what you like!
  5. Now it’s time to cook them, this will take approximately 15 mins but keep an eye on them. They will be a little soft when you take them out the oven but they will set as they cool, so don’t worry
  6. Whiles they are cooling you can make your icing. So take your icing sugar and add a little water at a time until you get a thick water icing that you can spread on your biscuits. Now you have the thickness you want you can make the colour you want so take your food colouring and add a little at a time till you have the right shade you want
  7. You can now start to decorate, I had great fun with this so get creative and do what you like there are no rules and gets the kids involved they will love it

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