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It’s far from Valentine’s day, but these cute butter biscuits are perfect for any occasion.

Butter biscuits

butter biscuits

What you’ll need:

500 grams flour

250 grams butter

~200 grams jam (I used apricot and blueberry jam for this)

1 egg

2 teaspoons baking powder

120 grams sugar

1 pack of vanilla sugar

lemon zest from 1 lemon

a pinch of salt

heart-shaped cutting forms

heart-shaped seal

 

Preheat the oven to 190°. Prepare a baking tin with baking paper.

Sift the flour and baking powder on your working space. Make a small well in the middle of the flour mix and pour the sugar, vanilla sugar, lemon zest, salt and egg in it and mix those ingredients with about half of the flour. Put the butter (in cut pieces) on top and cover with the rest of the flour.

Make sure you have cool hands for this. Mix everything up into smooth dough,  then wrap in foil and leave it in the fridge for about 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, sift some flour on your working area, take the dough out and roll out it with a rolling pin. Try to keep a thickness of about 5 millimeters.  Take your heart-shaped forms and start cutting out those hearts.

Once you’ve used up all the dough, take your jam and with the help of a heart-shaped seal, or your fingers if you don’t have one, press in the dough and pour jam in the middle of the holes you made. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes.

And that’s it! Enjoy these biscuits with a cup of tea or coffee.

Categories: DESSERTS

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