Thursday, 12 January 2012

Sweetheart Shortbread [Recipe]

Erica and I made some 'Sweetheart Shortbread' today, it was super simple and tastes delicious, it was also a good practice run for making it for the children as a treat on Valentines Day.
  • 125g/4oz Butter
  • 55g/2oz Caster Sugar
  • 180g/6oz Plain Flour
  • Red or pink food colouring paste or gel
  1. Preheat your oven to 190c/375f/GM5
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth
  3. Add a touch of the food colouring paste and mix until colour is even, you don't need to add much with a paste or gel
  4. Incorporate the flour until you have a smooth paste
  5. Roll out on a prepared work surface to about 1cm thick
  6. Cut in to desired shape (I used hearts) and place on to baking sheet
  7. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until pale golden brown
  8. Cool on a wire rack, then enjoy!


  1. Ooh these look great, I think I'll give these a try with my son for Valentines - I'm usually really unenthusiastic about cooking with him (bad mummy) but these look nice and simple!

  2. Thanks! They were super easy, and very quick! I had Erica asking me for biscuits and so we whipped these up and gave them a Valentines inspired twist! They taste so good too! x

  3. These look so quick and easy which is great when I feel the need to bake and don't have time for something too fiddly. I suspect Spud might suggest making them in all colours :D

  4. Lovely simple recipe and not too many ingredients. Will give them a try.

  5. Wow, will do these for hubby's birthday

  6. These are lovely! I'm going to bake these with the kids.


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