Valentine's Day Iced Cookies
These cookies are easy to put together, and can be decorated depending on the holiday!
Double the recipe and freeze the remainder for sugar cookies whenever you want
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- For the biscuits
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- ½ cup caster sugar
- 1 egg (lightly beaten)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- For the filling
- 9 Tbsps Apricot Jam
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- For the icing
- 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsps water
- pink Food coloring
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Heat the oven to 190°C / 375°F. 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 and vanilla.
Add the flour and mix to a dough.
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 1/2".
Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut biscuits out of the dough and place on the baking tray.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, until pale golden-brown. Cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.
For the filling: put the jam and lemon juice in a small pan and heat gently until melted. Bring to a boil and boil for 2-3 minutes. Set aside to cool and thicken.
For the icing: sift the icing sugar in to a bowl and stir in the water. Set 1/4 of the icing aside. Colour the remaining icing pink and spread over half the biscuits.
Spread the jam on the un-iced biscuits and place an iced biscuit on top.
Drizzle with the reserved white icing and leave to set.