Recipe | Two-layer, jammy heart biscuits

Two-layer, heart-shaped biscuits with a jam centre: an easy Valentine’s bake

Quick recipe Two layer heart biscuits dodger with jam centre easy recipe UK

I used my easy biscuit recipe to make the dough for these two-layer, heart-shaped biscuits with a jam centre. In addition to the ingredients below, you’ll also need two heart-shaped biscuit/cookie cutters, one about twice the size of the other, as shown in the photo below.

Two layer heart biscuits dodger with jam centre easy recipe UK

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Recipe | Chocolate marshmallow penguins – cute winter treats!

Cute marshmallow penguins: sweet all year round and not just for Christmas!

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Firstly I have to thank Louise at Pink Pear Bear for featuring this idea on her blog. I saw it on her Facebook feed and knew I had to give it a go. The original recipe and instructions comes from Grace at Eats Amazing. I had to change a couple of points in the instructions because I couldn’t find suitably shaped marshmallows and had to improvise and make do!

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Ingredients (for 12 penguins)

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Recipe | Christmas reindeer biscuits (and some Christmas trees too)

These cute reindeer biscuits are a great example of simple, yet effective decoration. An easy way to bring some festive cheer to your baking!

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Back to biscuits this week. I got the idea for the reindeer decoration from here, but the recipe is my easy vanilla biscuits recipe. While I was at it, I also decided to use my Christmas tree biscuit cutter to make a few trees.

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Ingredients (makes 30 – 40 biscuits depending on how big you cut them)

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Some favourite recipes: cute, colourful and delicious bakes!

I’ve spent a lot of time in the writing cave this week. The good news is it’s been productive and my latest round of book edits are almost finished. The bad news: I haven’t had time to bake 😦

But then I looked at my Recipe Index page and discovered I’ve already posted 34 recipes on this blog! Who knew?!

So, as I don’t have a new bake to offer you, here are 5 of my favourites from the archives 🙂

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1. Caramel Smiley Face Biscuits (aka cookies)

Caramel biscuits cookies face decoration with crimped piping buttercream hair

So easy to make and they’ll put a smile on everyone’s face!

2. Simple lemon cake with feathered icing

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Recipe | Christmas vanilla cookies

Here’s my attempt at some festive baking! A selection of lovely vanilla biscuits with some cute decorations.

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I found the basic recipe for these biscuits at BBC Good Food.

Of course, how many biscuits this mixture makes depends on the size of your cutter and how thickly you roll the dough. The original recipe said these quantities would make 20 biscuits, but I made 60!

Christmas biscuits cookies gingerbread men, green sparkly trees and stars with snowflakes

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Recipe | Caramel smiley face biscuits

Caramel biscuits cookies face decoration with crimped piping buttercream hair

I had a lot of pink buttercream left over from my mini rosette vanilla cupcakes. So I came up with these to use it up. My son helped my roll and cut out the dough, but the decorating needed my steady hands (I gave him his own to go mad on!)

Ingredients (makes 12 – 15 biscuits depending on the size of your cutter)

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Pretty vanilla biscuits

I decided to move on from cake to biscuits to give myself an excuse for some decorating 🙂

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This is the first time I’ve used royal icing to decorate biscuits and I hope to get better with practice!

Here are the ingredients for the basic biscuit mix I used. This will make about 30 biscuits. We got 31 out of it!

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