Engagement party personal touches

Engagement party personal touches

As many of you may already know, Tom and I got engaged while we were away in the US earlier this year. We had a little gathering to celebrate when we were back in the UK with close family and friends. As a little thank you I wanted to give everyone something for coming and celebrating with us so I decided to make heart shaped biscuits.

By no means do I call myself a baker, in fact, I’d go as far as saying I can’t really bake. I love cooking but baking is not my forte, so this was a bold move for me. I decided to follow a basic biscuit recipe and get creative with the decorating. If you want to know how it was done here is the recipe…


  • 200g unsalted butter (make sure this is room temperature)
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 medium free-range eggs
  • 550g plain flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 800g icing sugar
  • 4-8 tbsp water
  • 2 drops of vanilla extract
  • coloured icing (of your choice)


  • 48 biscuits


  • Preheat your oven to 190 degrees/Gas mark 5 and line your baking trays with grease proof paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until completely combined.
  • Beat the eggs and vanilla extract gradually into the mixture.
  • Stir in the flour until the mixture forms a firm dough.
  • Roll the dough out until it’s roughly 1cm thick on a lightly floured surface.
  • Using your desired shaped cutter, cut and place the shapes onto the baking trays.
  • Bake the biscuits for 9-11 minutes, or until pale golden-brown.
  • Set aside and let completely cool before decorating.
  • While waiting for the biscuits to cool you can make your icing by combining the icing sugar, water and vanilla extract together.
  • Get creative and decorate!

To present these to everyone I put them in clear cello bags and tied them up with cute ribbon. I was very surprised how well these turned out and I am happy to report these were received well by all guests on the day. It’s always the little things like this that make the a difference. So if you are planning a little party sometime, I would recommend a little handmade thank you for everyone.



  1. 01/01/2017 / 6:47 pm

    Cute cookies! I’m crap at baking too, wish I was better at it but don’t have the patience haha x

  2. 02/01/2017 / 2:16 pm

    Such a lovely idea – these look really cute! Simple to make but I bet they tasted lovely and made a big impact 🙂

    • Holly
      02/01/2017 / 5:00 pm

      Thanks Sian. Let’s hope they weren’t lying and they really were good 🙂

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