February Valentines Biscuits Recipe
February Valentines Biscuits
Cherry shortbread hearts
PREP: 15 MINSCOOK: 15 MINS
MAKES 14-16, DEPENDING ON CUTTER
100g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
200g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
50g ground almonds
250g pack cold butter cut into cubes
50g glacé cherries, finely chopped
½ tsp extract
8 tbsp cherry jam, sieved
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Sift the icing sugar, flour and cornflour together into a bowl. Stir in the ground almonds and butter, then rub in the butter until smooth. Stir in the chopped glacé cherries and almond extract, and bring together to form a dough.
Roll out on a lightly floured surface, then stamp out biscuits using a heartshaped cutter. Keep re-rolling the trimmings until all the dough is used. Carefully transfer the biscuits to baking trays lined with parchment and bake for just 8-10 mins until just pale golden.
Using an upturned bottle top or similar, press gently into the centre of each biscuit to make a round indent. Spoon in a little jam and return to the oven for 2 mins. Remove and cool on a wire rack, before dusting with icing sugar to serve.