Well, it is Valentine’s day after all. I had great plans to pipe these biscuits, but the mixture was way too stiff. I resorted, in the end, to a heart-shaped biscuit cutter.


  • 125g butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 25g icing sugar
  • 125g plain flour
  • 25g cornflour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 75g melted chocolate, for decorating

Set the oven to 180C.

Soften the butter, add the vanilla, and sieve in the icing sugar, plain flour and cornflour. Mix and then bind together with the egg yolks.

Lightly dust your surface with cornflour. Roll out your mixture and cut into beautiful heart shapes.

Bake on a lined tray for 10-12 minutes.

When the biscuits have cooled dip into melted chocolate and allow to set.

Makes 10.