I’m not one to go overboard on Valentines Day, but something small and thoughtful is always nice, whether that’s for your other half, a friend, a parent or even just a treat for yourself. Shops always go a bit mad in the weeks running up to V-Day and I managed to spot a cookie stamp in Tiger, which gave me the perfect low key, DIY idea: Homemade ‘Made With Love’ biscuits. I decided on classic shortbread so here’s the recipe:
What you will need:
Round Cookie Cutter
200g unsalted butter at room temperature
100g caster sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
50g ground almonds (optional)
300g plain flour
Granulated Sugar for sprinkling
In a bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy and then add the vanilla extract.
Slowly mix in the flour and then with your hands, knead it into a ball of dough.
Dust your surface and roll out your dough to about 5mm thick. Cut out your shapes and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Stamp your cookie stamp onto your biscuits and then chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 160 degrees and then sprinkle a little granulated sugar over the biscuits and pop them in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Once they’re done, leave to cool and then enjoy with your loved one…
If you’re going to give them as a gift, you can wrap them up in some baking paper and use a bit of bakers twine to tie them into a lovely present! Simple yet thoughtful…
Let me know if you try them with #AlmostApricotBakes and I hope you all have a lovely Valentines Day whatever you’re doing.