Valentine's Day Recipe: Strawberry Shortbread Hearts

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These pretty iced snacks are the perfect way to say 'I love you'...

Shortbread Hearts recipe
Okay, so your man will never live it down if his mates see him chowing down on these uber masculine (not) cookies, but in secret he'll love it!

Whip up a batch of 12 for a miserable recently-single friend or just to test your Great British Bake Off-inspired skills...

Strawberry Shortbread Hearts

Makes: 12 biscuits

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

225g salted butter, softened
100g caster sugar
225g plain flour, sifted
Icing: 200g icing sugar, sifted
4tbsp Rachel's low fat strawberry yogurt
A few drops of pink colouring, if required

Method:

Pre-heat the oven to 150C/300F/Gas Mark 2. Lightly grease a baking tray.

Place the butter and the sugar in a mixing bowl and beat together until pale. Add the flour and bring the mixture together until a soft dough is formed.

Tip the dough onto a floured surface and using a floured hand gently roll out to ½ cm thickness. Using a heart shaped cutter, cut out the dough and place on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake until golden brown for approximately ten minutes. Leave for five minutes on the tray to cool and then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

To make the icing, mix the icing sugar with the strawberry yogurt and beat until smooth, add the colouring and beat again.

Using a small piping bag, pipe the strawberry icing within the contours of the biscuit. Allow to set.

Will you be making these for your loved one? Leave a comment below to be in with a chance of winning a £100 goodie bag.

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