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Almond Heart-Shaped Biscuits

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Serves 15

Delicious Almond Heart-Shaped Biscuits.

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  • 100 grams Softened Butter unsalted
  • 100 grams Caster Sugar (Silver Spoon Homegrown)
  • 1 Happy Eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp Silver Spoon Cakecraft Natural Almond Extract
  • 275 grams Plain White Flour (Allinson Nature Friendly)
  • For the decoration:
  • 400 grams Royal Icing Sugar
  • Pink Food Colour (Silver Spoon Cakecraft)
  • Sugar Flowers


    1. For the biscuits: heat the oven to 190C,375F, gas 5. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
    2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
    3. Beat in the egg and almond extract, a little at a time, until well combined. Stir in the flour and mix to a dough.
    4. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1 cm / 1/2\" thick. Using heart shaped cookie cutters, cut shapes out of the dough and carefully place onto the baking tray.
    5. Bake the biscuits for 8-12 minutes, until pale golden. Leave on the baking tray for 5 minutes to firm up, then place on a wire rack to cool.
    6. For the icing: sift the icing sugar into a large bowl and stir in water as directed on the packet to create a smooth mixture. Stir in the food colouring.
    7. Carefully spread the icing on the biscuits and place a sugar flower on each biscuit before the icing sets.

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16th Oct, 2012
Made these for my son's 1st birthday party. Let the older children decorate them with pink icing. They were delicious and sadly didn't last very long!
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