Published On: Mon, Feb 8th, 2021

Love heart biscuits

Another tasty recipe from Organix, these love heart biscuits can be made into a dairy free alternative treat!

Tie the biscuits with ribbon or place in a beautiful tin to give to a loved one this Valentine’s Day!

Love Heart Biscuits

Love heart biscuits

Author Organix

Ingredients

  • 300 g ground almonds
  • 50 g dried sour cherries
  • 100 g coconut oil (or butter if you prefer and happy to include dairy)
  • 60 ml maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, 160°C fan, Gas Mark6, then combine the ground almonds and sour cherries in a large bowl.

  2. Gently melt the coconut oil over a low heating a pan. Remove from the heat and add the maple syrup and vanilla extract, stirring together. Then pour this liquid over the ground almonds and stir thoroughly to form a soft dough.

  3. Divide the dough into two balls. Place each ball onto a sheet of parchment paper, press down, then place a second piece of parchment over the top. Roll the dough out between the sheets of parchment to about 5mm thickness. Place onto a flat baking tray, then pop into the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up. Nb. The parchment paper prevents the dough sticking to the rolling pin and makes this super easy. The freezer makes the dough firmer and easier to cut. Don’t miss these steps!

  4. Remove from the freezer and use heart shaped cutters to cut out biscuits. Use a spatula to carefully lift the biscuits onto another lined baking sheet. Bake for 5-7 minutes until golden. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. Roll up the left over dough and repeat the process, rolling out between sheets of parchment and freezing for 10 minutes before cutting out. Repeat until all the dough is used up.

Tips!

  • The dough can be frozen in a ball in a freezer bag, defrosted in a couple of hours and rolled out. Or the baked biscuits can be frozen in a tub and defrosted in less than an hour.
  • If nuts are a problem, you can replace the ground almonds with plain flour or gluten free flour. As flour is drier than almonds you may need a little extra oil to bring the dough together.

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