Heart shaped cookies

Servings:
16
Preparation time:
15 mins
Cooking time:
10 mins

These delightful cookies are lightly spiced and are a great gift to give to your loved ones.

Ingredients checklist

Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/350°F/ gas mark 4. Sieve the flour and ginger into a bowl. Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar

Step 2

Stir in enough milk so that the mixture begins to stick together then bring the dough together with your hand. Wrap in clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes

Step 3

Roll out the dough to about 5mm (1-4inch) thick, then cut into heart shapes using 7.5cm (3inch) biscuit cutters. Transfer the shapes to greased baking sheets

Step 4

Re-roll the trimmings and cut out more shapes until all the dough is used. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Cool on the baking sheets for about 1 minute, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely

Step 5

For the finishing touch, sieve icing sugar into a medium bowl and gradually add enough water to make a smooth, spreadable icing. A few drops of food colouring will give you a colourful finish. Alternatively use fruit juice or undiluted cordial for a fruity, colourful twist.

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