Feb 13, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Some heart-shaped biscuits for Valentine's Day

I made these hearts using the 'teegeback' recipe that i use for some of my Christmas cookies.    You could also use the sugar biscuit recipe that i used for the Butterfly Spring Biscuits


500 g cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
150 g sugar
2 eggs
250 g cold butter

Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl.  Make a well in the middle for the eggs and sugar.  Whisk the eggs and sugar together and then incorporate some of the flour on the edges of the well.  Chop the butter into the mixing bowl and then knead everything together.  If you have a mixer, you can do this last step in the mixer.  Place the dough in the refrigerator for an hour before rolling it out and cutting out your shapes.  Place the cut out shapes onto a baking tray and bake in an oven preheated to 200 degrees Celsius for 10 - 15 minutes.

Before icing, allow to cool.  Make royal icing in the desired colours and have fun decorating!!