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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Strawberry Shortbread Hearts...


Spoil the one you love with this Valentine's Day recipe...

Ingredients

  • 225g salted butter, softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 225g plain flour

Icing

  • 200g icing sugar, sifted
  • 4tbsp Rachel's low fat strawberry yogurt 
  • A few drops of pink colouring, if required


Makes 12 biscuits

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins

Method

  • Pre-heat the oven to 150C/300F/Gas Mark 2.
  • Lightly grease a baking tray.
  • Place the butter and the sugar in a mixing bowl and beat together until pale.
  • Add the flour and bring the mixture together until a soft dough is formed.
  • Tip the dough onto a floured surface and using a floured hand gently roll out to ½ cm thickness.
  • Using a heart shaped cutter, cut out the dough and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake until golden brown for approximately ten minutes.
  • Leave for five minutes on the tray to cool and then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.


To make the icing 

  • Mix the icing sugar with the strawberry yogurt and beat until smooth, add the colouring and beat again.
  • Using a small piping bag, pipe the strawberry icing within the contours of the biscuit.
  • Allow to set.


Recipe and photo credit by Rachel's



6 comments:

  1. These are very cute and I ALWAYS like to make such cookies to my other-half :)

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  2. Ah, I want some right now!

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  3. Looks lovely and nicely packaged Clairejustine!

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