Simple biscuits with a ‘glass’ centre, would make lovely gifts, fab at a tea party or really cute for Valentine’s Day!
I originally saw something similar on Pinterest with stars but thought hearts would make a wonderful alternative and would make great wedding favours too!
Ingredients (makes approx 25 biscuits)
200g Unsalted Butter, softened.
150g Caster Sugar
1 Medium Sized Egg
2 teaspoons Vanilla Essence
300g Plain Flour
Hard boiled sweets for the centre.
Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl with a hand-held electric beater.
Mix in the vanilla essence and the egg.
Then add the flour
Mix it all together with your hands and place the bowl in the fridge for about 20 minutes so the dough is easier to work with.
Roll your mixture out, I rolled mine straight on to the baking paper and then lifted the baking paper onto a baking tray before cutting the shapes out. This was to avoid moving the shapes once cut.
Cut out your heart shapes by using a large and small heart biscuit/cookie cutter. See video below for step by step guide.
Place the boiled sweet in the centre of the biscuit ‘hole’.
For the smaller Polos the biscuit dough was rolled quite thinly, and if you were using a larger sweet and didn’t want to make the inner cut out any bigger just roll the dough so the biscuits would be a bit deeper (thicker) this may mean you have to cook them for a couple of extra minutes.
Place in a pre-heated oven 170C for 10 minutes.
Once removed from the ove let them cool for at least 15 minutes and then gently remove from the baking paper, if the sweet centre is sticking to the paper it may need a little longer to cool.
Step by step video of how the biscuits were made.
I have to admit I really struggled finding hard boiled sweets, after searching the supermarkets the best I could find were Fruit Polos, I did also manage to get some American Jolly Rancher sweets from an old fashioned sweet shop in the Trafford Centre, Manchesrer but the were £4 for a small bag. They worked brilliantly (see photos below) as the colours stayed vibrant but need to find a good English alternative!
The simple biscuit recipe is great to make with children as it’s easy to roll out and cut out shapes however I wouldn’t recommend the hard sweet centres for young children as the melted sweet centre can be really sharp when broken.
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