Looking for some Valentines Day inspiration? We've put together some easy ideas for this Valentines.
Love Heart Shortbread
One of the easiest biscuit recipes I reckon, adapted here to make swirly and marbled heart biscuits. The sweetest gift or self indulgent treat to fill a jar with this month.
125g/4oz unsalted butter, softened
55g/2oz caster sugar, plus extra to finish
180g/6oz plain flour
Combine all the ingredients as per recipe. Divide the dough in half and add red food gel colouring to one half. Roll out each ball of dough in a rectangle shape about 1cm thick and cut in half. Layer alternate pieces of dough on top of each other, for example: red/natural/red/natural. Roll into a tight roll (like a Swiss roll). Cut into slices about 2cm wide. Roll each slice flat about 1cm thick and cut out the heart with the cookie cutter. Keep the excess dough as this will be rolled together to make the marble pattern biscuits. Once you have cut out all the biscuits and used up all the dough pop them in the oven. Make sure you don’t over cook them!
Another one of my sweet shop stripey paper bag projects, this time it’s a little love heart token to share with friends or pop a little note inside for a loved one. if you don’t have your own paper bag supply here’s a link to the bags in our shop.