As Lily and I have ventured in to the sparkly and colourful world of arts and crafts in recent months, baking has still been an absolute no go. I can throw together a few meals, but baking is a whole other thing. Every attempt I have ever made at baking has resulted in inedible rock like things, I am no Mary Berry.
But when I started thinking about Valentine’s Day and some fun love themed things Lily and I could do together, I kept coming back to baking. Surely I could muster together some half decent Valentine’s biscuits? Low and behold we did it! It’s nothing fancy, but these cute biscuits are perfect for the novice baker… or toddler to make! Here’s how to do it:
What You Need:
Cookie cutter (Preferably heart shaped, I could only find circular frilly ones!)
175g Plain Flour
85g icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg yolk
Mini chocolate jazzies
Chuck everything in to a bowl! The flour, butter, icing sugar, vanilla and egg yolk, add about 1 tbsp of water. It all goes in and give it a good mix. We used our hands to get in there and have lots of fun creating the dough.
Mix the ingredients together until they form one big ball of dough. If it’s a bit dry and flakey add a tiny bit more water. Wrap the ball in cling film and pop in the fridge for half an hour.
Pre heat the oven to 160 degrees. Take the dough out the fridge, sprinkle some flour down and roll it out so it’s about 1cm thick.
Use the cutter to cut out whatever shape it is you’ve got. I wish we could have found a nice heart cutter as it would have been a lot more Valentine’s themed. Instead we went with a frilly circle, and had to use the decorations to make it more Valentine’s like.
Pop the shapes on to a lined baking tray and in to the oven for 15-20mins or until slightly browned.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Then it’s the fun part- decorating! We used chocolate hearts and red sprinkles to keep in the Valentine’s theme. We also used icing as a base so the decorations could stick easily. Finally adding marshmallows and mini chocolate jazzies. All pilled on they looked pretty good!
There you have it, our Valentine’s (ish) themed biscuits, that were actually edible, and in fact pretty tasty!