This Valentines Day you may have booked a table at a fancy restaurant to impress your date. You may splash out on chocolates and roses too. But wait. All you need to woo your loved one is the most delicate lightest biscuits made with lots of TLC and that’s our homemade strawberry and coconut jammy heart biscuits. Nothing says I love you more than some homemade treats. ❤️
225g unsalted butter
100g caster sugar
200g plain flour
100g desiccated coconut
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g strawberry jam
60g icing sugar
Put the butter, sugar, flour, coconut and vanilla extract into a food processor and blitz until the mixture comes together into a dough consistency. Pat into a ball, wrap in cling film and place into the fridge to chill for 20 mins.
Remove the dough from the fridge, knead until soft. Divide dough into two even half’s. Sprinkle plain flour over work space and roll out one ball of dough to 5mm thickness. Using a circle cutter, cut out cookies. Prepare a large cookie tray with greaseproof paper and gently place cookies on tray. Repeat with the other half of dough but once circle cookies are cut, use a small heart cutter and cut a heart shape in the middle of each cookie. Again prepare a second large tray with grease proof paper and place the cookies onto the tray. Place both trays of cookies into the refrigerator for 15 mins to chill. Now heat the oven to 140C fan oven.
Once the prepared cookies have chilled for 15 mins remove from the fridge and place in the hot oven for approx 15-20 mins until lightly golden.
Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack to cool completely. Spoon a teaspoon of jam onto the centre of each of the circle biscuits and smooth out neatly. Now dust the cookies with heart shape center with some icing sugar using a small sieve. Place the heart top halves of the biscuits onto the jam smeared cookies and push down very gently.