• 100g/3oz butter
  • 125g/4oz caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 200g/7oz plain flour
  • 75g/2oz chocolate chips


  • STEP 1
    Put the butter and sugar in a bowl. Using an electric beater, mix until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • STEP 2
    Add in the egg and vanilla essence. Beat until the ingredients are combined and the mixture looks smooth, but not creamy.
  • STEP 3
    Sift and fold in the flour. Roll the dough into a ball. If feels too sticky, add upto 25g more flour. Wrap in clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes.
  • STEP 4
    Meanwhile, line 2 baking trays with parchment. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C/ fan 150 degrees C/ 338 degrees F.
  • STEP 5
    Roll out the dough until it is 1cm thick. Use a 5cm by 6cm heart shaped cutter and a 5cm star cutter to stamp out lots of shapes. Lay them on the tray and gently press chocolate chips into each one.
  • STEP 6
    Bake for 5 to 10 minutes until golden-brown and slightly soft. Set to cool and enjoy!

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