A bit of a step away from my usual hearts – made out of clay! So for valentines (and a fun activity to do with my daughter at home) I thought we would try our hand at heart shaped cookies!!! . But this was great fun & yummy (I don’t usually get to eat the things I make!) It was really simple to do. Made a big plate of cookies and entertained a child, what more can you want! We made hearts for a valentines feel. A box full would make a great gift, personalise in your loved ones favourite flavours x
My top suggestion is to make one big batch – then decorate to suit everybody’s preferences in taste & flavour. Check out the website for the selection of chocolate!!! break into bits and add to cookies for chips or melt to make topping, plus you can grater. one mix – many chocolate options = something for everybody. My personal favs in the choc we have would be the dark orange, white choc raspberry or milk peanut butter! Chocolate (fabric-ation.co.uk)
170g soft butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
280g plain flour
teaspoon baking powder
Mix your butter and sugar
Add egg & vanilla
Sift in flour & add baking powder
Combine! – get messy!! get your hands in! form into a dough ball.
Roll on a floured surface and cut out your shapes ( we did hearts….. and a few llamas, because who doesn’t love a llama and it was my new cutter from xmas!)
Place spaced apart on a baking tray on parchment paper
Cool in the fridge ( 10mins?)
Cook, 170 for 10/11 mins
**Note -they will be a bit soft to touch, but harden a bit as they cool so don’t over cook**
Leave to cool then decorate!
You can ice them or decorate with chocolate and they are nice on their own too. want to eat 2 at a time, filling in the middle and sandwich together!
( We recommend the Gubby’s choc shard selection for a great variety, you can find these at https://www.shop.fabric-ation.co.uk/food-c-70075-1/chocolate-c-70076-1, flour and sugar can also be purchased from https://leedsrefills.co.uk/ and Ian can personally deliver to you if you are local to Leeds!)
HAVE FUN & EXPERIMENT!! xxx ( Please note – we are not cookie experts!)
Check out Louisa’s usual ceramic hearts, bowls and more at Kemp Arts