Recipe: Buttery heart biscuits

Welcome to my latest blog post. It’s been a while since I shared a recipe with you but with school holidays happening around these parts I thought today would be a good day to share our buttery biscuits.

My girls (4 and 2) and I love to bake. Many people I know are reluctant to bake with their children but I have a few tips:

  • Be organised and have everything you need ready on your kitchen worktop.
  • Get children in the habit of wearing aprons before beginning to bake.
  • Read the recipe together.
  • The more you bake the better it gets. By this I mean your children will become familiar with the different steps of baking if you revisit the activity and it will become more fun each time.

Homemade Heart shaped biscuits

Our buttery biscuit recipe is one we have used time and time again. The recipe can be easily adapted to include things like raisin, nuts, chocolate chips and more and you could always decrease the amount of sugar if you were adding something sweet like chocolate chips in to the mix.


225g/8oz Self raising flour

100g/4oz Caster Sugar

100g/4oz Butter or margarine (we used unsalted butter)

2 tablespoons of water

1 egg beaten

Toppings to decorate biscuits

– Get your oven ready and put on Gas mark 4/180C/350F . Grease 2 baking trays

-Mix the flour and sugar together and then with your fingers rub in the butter. –

Mixing butter sugar and flour for heart shaped biscuits

-Add the water and egg to make the dough stiff.

-Once you’re happy with the dough, place on a board and roll out using a rolling pin.

Rolling our biscuit dough for homemade biscuits

-Once the dough has been rolled out thinly, cut shapes using a cutter of your choice and place them on a baking tray, not too close to each other.

-Decorate the biscuits how you wish to before placing them in the oven and then bake for about 15 minutes.

-Once ready, remove biscuits from the tray and leave to cool on a plate or wire rack.


This is a lovely simple recipe that I have been using since I was at school and the biscuits have always proved popular. If you and your children are enjoying school holidays this week, a very happy holiday.

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