When it comes to love, nothing gets me going more than a good biscuit….I LOVE biscuits, and these jammy biscuits do not disappoint. So if you’re looking for a fun Valentine’s activity to do with the kids (or solo!) look no further. I had so much fun making these up with the boys. Between mixing the dough, cutting out the shapes and filling them with jam, there was plenty to keep little hands busy. These would make a perfect gift for loved ones, friends or grandparents. They were absolutely annihilated here today, and all that was left by lunchtime were a few measly crumbs, which is a good sign to be fair!
Valentine’s Jammy Biscuits
- 100g butter (softened)
- 175g sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 200g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
- Mix together the butter and sugar in a bowl or mixer until well combined. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat until fully incorporated.
- Next, add the flour into the mixture and fold together until fully combined. Place the dough into the fridge for ten minutes to firm.
- Remove from the fridge, roll out the dough and cut out biscuits using a 5cm flower or heart-shaped cutter (whichever you prefer). Using a smaller heart cutter, cut out a heart shape from the centre of each shape. This recipe will yield about 12 biscuits in total – 12 tops and 12 bottoms (24 shapes in total).
- Once the shapes are cut out, arrange on 2 baking sheets lined with baking parchment bake the biscuits for 7 mins at 170C (fan oven). Then remove from the oven and sprinkle each biscuit with sugar before returning to the oven for another 4 minutes. then take them out of the oven and sprinkle the tops with caster sugar. Allow to cool fully on a wire rack. Once cooled, spread some jam on the bottom biscuit and top with another biscuit, sandwiching them together.
These biscuits will last about 2-3 days once kept in an airtight tin or lunch box.
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