Strawberry Shortbread Hearts…

Spoil the one you love with this Valentine’s Day recipe…

Makes 12 biscuits

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins

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

Method:

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


To make the icing:

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

Recipe and photo credit by Rachel’s

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6 Comments

  1. Winnie
    February 12, 2013 / 9:33 pm

    These are very cute and I ALWAYS like to make such cookies to my other-half ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Claire Justine
      February 13, 2013 / 7:23 am

      Thanks for the comment Winnie ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Ofelia
    February 13, 2013 / 2:06 am

    Ah, I want some right now!

    • Claire Justine
      February 13, 2013 / 7:23 am

      Ha me too ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Judy Haughton-James
    February 14, 2013 / 12:02 am

    Looks lovely and nicely packaged Clairejustine!

    • Claire Justine
      February 16, 2013 / 7:17 am

      Thanks for the comment Judy ๐Ÿ™‚

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