jammy heart biscuits

Jammy heart biscuits

Jammy heart biscuits

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 minutes + 15 minutes baking

Serves: 10 biscuits (approx)

It’s almost Valentine’s Day so I thought we should do some love themed baking.

I’d seen various versions of this jammy heart biscuit, which is essentially a jammy dodger but wanted to make sure it was easy enough for the kids to help with.

This particular recipe I found on the she who bakes website. It’s nice and simple with only a few ingredients and has lots of opportunities for my wee helpers to get involved.



 

Ingredients

80g caster sugar
160g unsalted butter, softened
240g plain flour
Jam

Method

Preheat your oven to 180C and line your baking trays (2 or 3) with baking paper

Mix the butter and sugar together

Get your toddlers to measure out the sugar (80g) and butter (160g) and pop them in a large mixing bowl. If your butter isn’t soft, blast it in the microwave for a few seconds before adding to your bowl otherwise it’ll be hard to mix.

  

Use some wooden spoons and give it a good mix until it’s well blended. If you want you could use a hand held mixer or freestanding mixer.

Make the biscuit dough

Measure the flour (240g) then add it to your bowl.

 

Mix it together until it is thoroughly mixed and a dough starts to form. You could use your spoons for this, or get your hands dirty. Tip your mixture out on to your work surface. Knead it together until it forms a ball. Then chill it in the fridge for 15 minutes.

  

Make your jammy heart biscuits

Get your kids to help roll your dough out so it is about half a cm thick. We put it between two sheets of baking paper to stop it sticking.

 

Cut out your biscuits using a round cutter. Using a smaller heart shaped cutter cut out the centre of half of your biscuits. Pop them on your baking trays. Re-roll the scraps and cut out more biscuits until you’ve used all your dough.

 

Sprinkle your biscuits with a little caster sugar.

 

Bake your biscuits

Pop your jammy heart biscuits in the oven for around 15 minutes. They’re done when they are turning golden brown.

Remove them from the oven, leave to cool on the trays for a few minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.

jammy dodgers

Form your biscuits

Spoon a little jam (about 2 tbsp) into a dish or pan and either warm in the microwave or on the cooker until has softened a little. This will make it a lot easier to spread.

Get your kids to help you spread jam on to the top of each ‘full’ biscuit. Then make a sandwich by placing the heart cut out biscuit on top.

jammy dodgers

Enjoy!

Jammy heart biscuits

 

Jammy heart biscuits

These jam heart biscuits are the perfect Valentine's day treat for little chefs to make. Delicious crumbly shortbread sandwiched between jam - what could be sweeter!?
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: biscuit, jam
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 80 g caster sugar
  • 160 g butter unsalted
  • 240 g plain flour
  • Jam

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 180C/ 170C Fan and line a baking tray with baking paper

    Mix the butter and sugar together

    • Measure the sugar and butter and add them to a large mixing bowl. Using some wooden spoons, (or your mixer) give them a good mix until they are well combined.

    Make the biscuit dough

    • Add the flour to your bowl, then using your hands mix it up then bring it together until it forms a nice dough. Wrap it in cling film and pop it in the fridge for 15 minutes.

    Make the jammy heart biscuits

    • Roll the dough out until it is around half a cm thick. Cut out biscuits using a round cutter. Then using a smaller heart shaped cutter, cut out the middle of half your biscuits.
    • Re-roll your dough and repeat until you have used all the dough up.

    Bake your biscuits

    • Pop your biscuits in the oven for 12-15 minutes. They're donw when they are starting to turn golden brown. Remove them from the oven and leave to cool.

    Form your biscuits

    • Spoon a little jam on to each round biscuit and spread out, then sandwich it in by placing a a heart shaped biscuit on top.

    jammy heart biscuits

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    9 Comments

      • oh no! I’m sure they’d work with a different biscuit base – my kids loved sandwiching the two bits together with jam.

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