Recipe For Biscuits For Valentines Day

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

  • 125 g butter
  • ½ cup sugar - I used fructose
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon cacao
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Instructions

  • place the butter, sugar and honey into a mixer and beat until light and creamy
  • add the egg and beat well
  • sieve together the flour, cacao, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda
  • stir into the butter and mix well
  • turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 2 minutes
  • cover in clingfilm and put into the fridge for 15 minutes
  • preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • roll the dough out to 1cm high on a floured surface
  • cut the dough with a cookie cutter
  • place the biscuits onto a prepared baking sheet
  • bake for 8 minutes
  • leave to cool on the tray for 1 minute and then cool completely on a wire rack

 

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28 thoughts on “Recipe For Biscuits For Valentines Day

  1. 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.

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

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

  4. 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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