Thursday, 13 February 2014

All you need is love... (and biscuits).

As it's Valentine Day tomorrow and the boy and girl are looked after my rents on a Friday, I thought we would make them some nice simple Valentines biccys to show how much they love them (which is lots and lots!).

The biscuit bit is easy. The below recipe is for five portions but I doubled the ingredients to make a few more for Daddy (also I am useless in the kitchen and always need to allow for complete and utter disastrous mistakes).

100g (4oz) butter
50g (2oz) sugar
Few drops of vanilla extract
175g (6oz) plain flour

Preheat the oven to 150 C/ Gas 2. Next add the butter and the sugar in a bowl and mix well until light and fluffy.  Add the vanilla extract, mix, then add the flour and mix well.

Roll out to about 5mm. And cut into shapes. We chose hearts as it was Valentines but we also have cute hello kitty cutters from H&M in the house. Pop them on a tray in the oven for 25 mins or till they go golden brown. Top tip. They come out a bit squishy. They are meant to. I made some at Christmas. Waited like an hour till they went hard. They nearly broke the girls teeth. 

Obviously the decorating is the best bit. We waited for the biscuits to cool down, popped on some mixed up icing sugar and then decorated with a range of tasty items. We had lots of little sprinkles from Asda, as well as Smarties. It appeared to be one for the girl, one for the biscuit and so on. Defo more Smarties were consumed than put on biscuits!

I also got a little icing pen. We put initials of Nanny San and Grandad Rog on the biscuits. As well as two for her Dad. We put all decorating bits and bobs in an old Cath Kidston kids dinner tray which is perfect for holding teeny tiny sprinkles. And also is super pretty. 

They are dead quick and easy biscuits to make and they really are yummy. As you can see the girl enjoyed tasting the product. Please note. Her Nanny and Grandad got max two smarties each whilst she somehow ended up with like ten on hers! She's not daft. She loves her Grandparents. But loves smarties a bit more. 

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  1. Gotta love the Smarties! Especially the orange ones. Happy Valentine's!x

    1. Ohhh we intend to make more tomorrow with her friend. I'm sure she put even more on! xxx

  2. Aww love these, so cute and very sweet for the grandparents to get them. Love that she has so many smarties bless her haha! :) xx

  3. Ahhh how cute. What a sweet thing and idea for grandparents to be included. Smarties are the best, I love them! The pictures are precious. #minicreations

  4. Love the simplicity of the recipe. Haven't baked with my eldest for ages. Perhaps I should #MiniCreations

  5. Grace says - These look very yummy and the decorating looks very messy which clearly is the best part. They look so cool. High-5 on an excellent job.
    Thanks for linking to #minicreations

    1. It was very messy! But luckily the girl licked them all up! xx


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