Valentine’s Inspiration – The Perfect Pair 😍

As Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, we  thought we’d share the love with some Valentine’s inspiration. Follow these 10 simple steps to create delicious cookies your Valentine will love:

Valentines inspiration

Ingredients for biscuits 

  • 100g / 3.5oz soft unsalted butter
  • 100g / 3.5oz caster sugar
  • 1 medium free-range egg (lightly beaten)
  • 275g / 10oz plain flour
  • 1tsp vanilla

Ingredients for decorating 

  • 225g / 8oz icing sugar
  • 2-3tbsp water
  • 3-4 drops of food coloring
  • Fun decorations

Method

1. Preheat your oven to 190C / 375F /Gas 5. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper

2. Cream the sugar and butter together in a bowl.

3. Gradually beat in the vanilla extract and egg, until the mixture is well combined.

4. Sift the flour into the mixture, and stir until it comes together as a dough.

5. Lightly flour your work surface and roll out the dough to a thickness of around 1cm / 1/3 inch

Valentine's inspiration

6. Use your heart shaped cookie cutters to cut biscuit out of the dough and place carefully onto your baking tray.

7. Bake your cookies in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until pale golden brown.

Valentine's inspiration

8. Set your cookies on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.

9. Once your cookies are cool enough to decorate; make the icing. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl, and gradually add the water (you do not want your icing too runny). Mix in your food coloring.

10. Use a knife to spread the icing onto the cookies, and have fun decorating with your Valentines initials, love hearts, 100’s and 1000’s – you choose !

TOP TIP: Keep adding drops of food coloring to your icing, so you have a range of different shades. 

Valentine's inspiration

To create the perfect pair of presents, make your Valentine a personalized photo mug, so once they’ve eaten the cookies they have a gift that keeps on giving!

Valentine's inspiration