Valentine Shortbread Chocolate Hearts

Posted by Muriel Hedgcock


250g butter
125g castor sugar
250g sifted flour
125g sifted cornflour
75g truffle chocolate slab
Icing sugar

Beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add sifted flour and cornflour and continue beating.
If preferred use a spatula.

Mixture will turn from a breadcrumb consistency into a sticky one.
Work the dough with your hands and knead it into a ball.

From the lump tear off enough dough to make individual
balls slightly bigger than a golf ball in size.
Roll between the palm of your hands into balls.

With thumbs, open balls and place half a piece of chocolate
inside with pointed side facing down so you can form
the point of the heart shape.

Press dough back together with chocolate in the center.

Sculpt into heart shape and finish off with a knife to
make the outline smooth and distinct.

Bake in preheated oven at 175 C for about 25-35 min.

Place on wire rack to cool.

Once cool sift icing sugar on top.

The Heart shaped shortbread biscuits do take time
and patience but they are worth it.

They will make your loved one feel special!

If you run out of time to turn all the shortbread dough
into hearts, roll the rest of the dough into slightly smaller balls.
Place onto baking tray and press gently with the palm of your hand.

Your husband will take one bite and will love them.

They are absolutely delicious!

Happy Valentine's Day!


stuart said...

Yummy Yum, my mouth is watering!

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