‘All You Need Is Love’ Biscuits

Biscuits.. who would have thought they were so darn hard to make. I tried many combinations and weights of ingredients with disastrous results until I reached out to my friends on Instagram for help. I had loads of responses with varying methods but these just seem to work. So thank you Insta chums for helping me out of a sticky situation. And by sticky situation, I mean quite literally biscuits that oozed and melted into sticky piles instead of biscuits that held their glorious biscuity shape.

I suppose I have made these delightful biscuits with Valentine’s Day in mind even though they could equally be presented in a different shape for Mother’s Day, Easter or Christmas and decorated accordingly. They take about 10 minutes to put together and 15-20 minutes to bake although I tend to do mine in a couple of batches as my oven isn’t big enough. This recipe makes approximately 32 biscuits when using a 7cm biscuit cutter but if you decided to go bigger obviously your yield would be less and the biscuits may require a little longer in the oven, but only by 2-3 minutes.

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‘All You Need Is Love’ Biscuits
‘All You Need Is Love’ Biscuits
Servings
Ingredients
  • 100 g softened butter
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 250 g plain flour plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tbsp rose water optional
For The Glaze
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp water or rose water
  • 1-2 drops pink food colouring
To decorate
  • Edible rose petals
  • Edible glitter
Servings
Ingredients
  • 100 g softened butter
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 250 g plain flour plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tbsp rose water optional
For The Glaze
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp water or rose water
  • 1-2 drops pink food colouring
To decorate
  • Edible rose petals
  • Edible glitter
‘All You Need Is Love’ Biscuits
Instructions
  1. You will need a heart shaped pastry cutter or 7cm fluted pastry cutter. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4 and line 2/3 baking sheets with baking paper.
  2. Measure the butter and sugar into a bowl and beat together with an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy. Add the egg and rose water then gradually add the flour. Continue to mix until the dough has formed.
  3. Knead gently on a floured surface then roll out with a rolling pin to the approximate thickness of a £1 coin. Use the pastry cutter to stamp out your hearts or discs. Transfer the shapes to the lined baking sheets and space them evenly apart.
  4. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until light golden in colour. Leave on the baking sheet to firm up for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire cooling rack to finish cooling.
  5. To make the glaze add the icing sugar to a medium bowl and mix in the water/rose water 1 tablespoon at a time to get the required consistency. Add in the food colouring and mix well until smooth.
  6. Decorate your cooled biscuits with the glaze and rose petals. Sprinkle with edible glitter if using.
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