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Of course these can be any shape you like, but the children wanted to be involved in the Valentine’s Day celebrations. We also made love-stars and moonstruck biscuits, which Beth decorated beautifully, as you can see below.

Ingredients

  • 90g unsalted butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Pre-heat the oven to 200C. Prepare two oven trays by lining with baking parchment.

Cream together the butter and sugar, add the egg and vanilla extract and whisk again.

Add the flour, baking powder and salt and combine until you have a soft dough.

Roll into a ball, wrap with cling-film and refrigerate for about 45 minutes.

Roll out the dough to about 1/2 cm thickness and cut into the lovingest of heart-shapes.

Lay the shapes onto your prepared baking sheets – allow room for  the biscuits to spread a little during cooking.

Cook for about 7 minutes – but keep an eye on them – don’t let them burn!

Sprinkle with a little sugar whilst they are still warm. Or allow too cool and decorate as extravagantly as possible.

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