Ozzy has a treat for you! Be the most loved in the office by taking these delicious Valentines biscuits into work. Just remember to share!
500g plain flour
250g butter or margarine
140g icing sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk
To Decorate: 50g icing sugar, lemon juice, sprinkles (optional)
Ingredients (makes: 30 large biscuits or 60 small)
Preheat the oven to 160 C / Gas 2 1/2.
Place the flour, butter and sugar in a bowl. Rub together with your fingers until fine breadcrumbs form.
Add the vanilla extract and a little milk until the mixture sticks together to form a dough.
Cover with cling film and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes or so (it can be used straight away if you can’t wait!)
Place on a floured surface and roll out to about 5mm thick (1/4 inch).
Cut out your shapes with a heart shaped cutter and place on a baking tray with some baking parchment or non-stick cooking sheets.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 12 to 15 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool and harden.
Mix the icing sugar with some lemon juice to create a slightly runny paste
Add a few drops of red food colouring for a blushing pink effect – decorate each biscuit all over with icing, or draw lines or heart shapes – add a few sprinkles or edible silver balls – whatever your hearts desire!