Recipe For Valentines Day Biscuits

For me, there are many challenges when baking sugar free products. But the biggest challenge to date has been to find a recipe for biscuits that turn out a crispy, crunchy morsel of goodness. I wanted to use my heart shaped cookie cutters in preparation for Valentines day, and in order to do that I needed to come up with a cookie dough recipe where the dough could be rolled out. I could not find one in my recipe books and so the one you will find below is one I created. Chocolate is perfect for Valentines day, but you could substitute the cacao for ginger, or any other dry ingredient that takes your fancy. So, the box has been ticked for challenge 1 – find a recipe that rolls out.

Challenge 2 was to have crunchy biscuits. I baked a small batch and had to force myself to wait for the biscuits to cool completely. Once that was done I took a bite and *crunch* the challenge box was ticked. But, what good is a crisp biscuit if it does not stay that way? So, I baked a second batch and left them in the cookie tin overnight – and, the third box is checked. The biscuits last and retain their crispness. My fourth requirement for a good cookie dough is that I can freeze it. I portioned the left over dough into two, shaped them into discs and covered them in clingfilm. These where then placed into a Ziploc bag and put into the freezer. I finally got around to testing them, and the dough is perfect! This recipe has more than met all my requirements for a perfect biscuit! Now, all I need is a perfect Valentine’s day.

"Biscuits For Valentines Day"
Biscuits For Valentines Day

Biscuits For Valentines Day
 
Ingredients
  • 125g butter
  • ½ cup sugar - I used fructose
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3½ cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon cacao
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
Method
  1. place the butter, sugar and honey into a mixer and beat until light and creamy
  2. add the egg and beat well
  3. sieve together the flour, cacao, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda
  4. stir into the butter and mix well
  5. turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 2 minutes
  6. cover in clingfilm and put into the fridge for 15 minutes
  7. preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  8. roll the dough out to 1cm high on a floured surface
  9. cut the dough with a cookie cutter
  10. place the biscuits onto a prepared baking sheet
  11. bake for 8 minutes
  12. leave to cool on the tray for 1 minute and then cool completely on a wire rack

 

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26 thoughts on “Recipe For Valentines Day Biscuits

  1. My grandmother made something similar.. but she called hers sweet biscuits. I think that’s because if she didn’t, I probably wouldn’t have tried them when I was so young lol. Very nice Tandy 🙂

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    1. that is a lovely memory Kay 🙂

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  2. Apologies, has

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    1. A common typo, along with teh for the!

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  3. Maddie ahs a day off tomorrow. Thinking of making a batch of these all ready for the big day! Thanks for the recipe, Tandy!

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    1. please let me know how they work out Kate 🙂

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  4. Well done, Tandy! It’s so hard to come up with an original recipe, and I love how you’ve had to test it four times before you were completely happy with it. Good on you! 🙂

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    1. the more testing the happier I was 🙂

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  5. I love heart shaped biscuits. Our local pub always serves a heart shaped shortbread with their hot drinks. Beautiful.

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    1. that is lovely!

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  6. Dagnabit, I should know by now you mean cookies! I know we trip people up the same way. These cookies, err biscuits, look awesome.

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    1. I must get used to using all the words I know for my recipes as biscuits are something you would have for breakfast!

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  7. i darent bake unless i’m having people round otherwise all thoughts of diet leave out uunder the door

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    1. I put the cookie tin VERY far away from my couch 🙂

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  8. So very sweet and lovely. I like your sweetening them with a touch of honey. These are truly delicate, pretty Vday cookies!!

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    1. thanks Linda! I was really inspired by all the Christmas cookies 🙂

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  9. They sound lovely and I love that you use honey in them..might give them a go with ginger!

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    1. that will be my next batch!

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  10. Your recipe sounds spot on Tandy. I am not a great biscuit fan, as I don’t drink coffee or tea, but these do look good.

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    1. thanks Jacs, I am an ‘anything sweet’ fan 🙂 Thanks for you vote!

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  11. These are excellent, i have also been looking for a biscuit recipe that i could roll and cut into shapes, and in my case i also want it egg less. I will try this recipe and omit the eggs and add a little buttermilk. Will let you know how it turns out.

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    1. awesome Usha, you are so adventurous 🙂

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  12. What a clever idea Tandy.
    *hugs*

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    1. thanks my friend, hugs to you xxx

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  13. So Cute and amazingly a lighter version so no guilt on V-day. I will e-mail you later regarding linking up. Take Care, BAM

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    1. I am saving them for the weekend when the diet is ‘cancelled’ 🙂

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