Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine biscuits...

Some heart shaped biscuits in honour of Valentine day today. We don't get into the whole commercialisation of  Valentines day in our house but I'm quite happy to do little things like make heart shaped biscuits to celebrate in a small way. The bottom biscuits are Shewsbury biscuits (lemon flavoured and sandwich together with jam) and the top biscuits are chocolate shortbread which as I am typing this up it has occurred to me that they would be nice dipped in chocolate, white or dark. Anyway the Shewsburys are my husbands favourite and the chocolate shortbread are a favourite of both my daughters. They are melt-in-the-mouth shortbread, so delicate that they break quite easily but are very moreish and I thought I'd share the recipe here.

Chocolate Shortbread.
  • 250gms butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup/75gms icing sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup cornflour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  1. Place butter and icing sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until mixture is creamy. Sift together flour, cornflour and cocoa powder. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture.
  2. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly until smooth. Roll out until approx. 1/2 cm thick and cut into squares or shapes with cookie cutters. Bake @160C/325F for 20 - 25 minutes or until firm. Allow to cool on trays. 
*Please note if dough is too soft to roll place in fridge for about 15-20 minutes until firmer.

Enjoy and I hope everyone had a wonderfully happy day today!!

4 comments:

Lis said...

Happy Valentine's to you too. We don't go for the commercial side but DH is cooking dinner this evening ;-)

Katy Cameron said...

No Valentines here, but those are Shrewsbury biscuits, it's the town I went to school in, don't lose it's first 'R' ;o)

XUE said...

No Valentine Day for us too but this looks really cute & the recipe easy enough for me so we will want to try baking these one day! Happy every day!

Karen said...

I bought my two boys a cupcake for valentines. we weren't going to do anything and i walked past a cupcake shop at lunch time and just couldn't resist buying them something.

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