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.