This morning the weather took a distinctive turn towards wintery coldness with the first frost laying a glistening, delicate white sparkle through the fields. With winter fast approaching I was in the mood for biscuit baking, something which always brings back childhood memories of the festive season! I chose a basic biscuit dough recipe and went heart shape crazy…
250g softened unsalted butter, 140g caster sugar, 1 egg yolk, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 300g plain flour
Mix the butter and the sugar in a large bowl with a wooden spoon. Add in the egg yolk and vanilla extract, beat to a smooth mix. Sift the flour in and stir until the mixture is combined, you may need to knead the mixture towards the end. Roll out the dough onto a floured surface and use your chosen cookie cutters to create your biscuit shapes. Place onto a greased baking tray and cook in the oven at 180C for 15 minutes. Remove and place on a wire rack to cool.
If you wish decorate the biscuits with icing or melted chocolate. I chose dark chocolate.