Heart Sugar Window Cookies
ready in 1 hr
- For the dough
- ⅔ cup unsalted butter
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour (plus extra for dusting)
- 4 ounces colored, boiled Sweets (lightly crushed)
- For the icing
- 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 egg white (lightly beaten)
- pink Food coloring
- To decorate
- edible, colored Bauble
How healthy are the main ingredients?sugar
For the dough: heat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) 350°F gas 4. Line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
Beat the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until soft and creamy. Gradually beat in the egg yolks.
Add the flour and mix to a dough. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes.
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 1cm|1/2".
Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut biscuits out of the dough. Using a smaller heart-shaped cutter, cut out the centre of each heart. Place on the baking tray.
Completely fill the hole in each biscuit with crushed boiled sweets.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown and the sweets have melted. Cool on the baking tray and remove when cold.
For the icing: sift the icing sugar into a bowl. Beat in the lemon juice and just enough egg white to make a smooth thick icing.
Put some of the icing into another bowl and beat in pink colouring.
Put into 2 separate piping bags and pipe around the edges of the biscuits, as in the photo. Attach baubles to the icing and leave to set.