With Valentines just around the corner why not get stuck in with some valentine baking and make these chocolate filled heart biscuits. Even if you won’t be celebrating valentines this is a great bake you can get stuck into with little ones and make something super tasty.
I’ve seen a few biscuits like this floating about on Pinterest but the filling is usually jam which you know just isn’t my thing. I’m all for the chocolate so I’m going to share my recipe for these chocolate filled heart biscuits.
You will need two heart shaped cutters one much smaller than the other to make the heart biscuit sandwiches.
For the biscuits –
- 125g butter
- 125g caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 250g Plain Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- Vanilla Extract
For the filling-
- 100ml Double Cream
- Vanilla Extract
- 25g Caster Sugar
- 75g Dark Chocolate
- 10g Butter
- In a large bowl beat together your butter and sugar until soft and creamy.
- Add in your egg and a few drops of vanilla extract and mix this together.
- Sift in your baking powder and flour and bring the dough together.
- You may need to add in some water but don’t do it all at once do it a little at time until the dough comes together.
- Wrap in clingfilm/sandwich bag and chill in the fridge for around 30minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 180C/160F/Gas4 and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
- Roll out your dough; either flour your surface and rolling pin or pop in between two sheets of cling film which does work really nicely.
- Cut out 14 large heart biscuits and cut out the centres with the smaller heart cutter and re-roll using the middles. Then cut out 14 more biscuits. So you should have 14 full heart biscuits and 14 as heart shaped frames.
- Bake these in the oven for around 10-15 minutes until firm to touch and lightly golden.
- Leave these to cool for a few minutes then move them onto a wire rack to fully cool.
- Whilst the biscuits are cooling prepare your chocolate filling. Bring the cream, sugar and a few drops of vanilla to boil in a pan but make sure to keep stirring so the cream doesn’t burn.
- As soon as it’s boiling take it off the heat and add in your broken up dark chocolate, butter and stir until it has melted and smooth. Be careful not to eat it all as it tastes AMAZING!
- Now it’s time to assemble your heart biscuit sandwiches; spread a little of the chocolate filling around the window heart and put it on top of a full heart biscuit. You shouldn’t need to press it.
- Fill the centre with some more of the chocolate and top with sprinkles.
- Repeat this process with the remaining biscuits and put them in the fridge to set. They won’t need long, just a little helping hand to set the filling.
- Then it’s time to ENJOY!
The biscuits are delicious and are a perfect treat to enjoy. The great thing about these sandwich style biscuits are that they are super flexible; you really can fill them with anything, jam, butter icing, white chocolate and top them with a variety of things, nuts/chocolate. They would also make a lovely little gift for someone as a homemade Valentines gift.
Amelia enjoyed getting involved with making the dough and cutting the hearts out. She lost a little interest by the time it was time to fill them but probably would have enjoyed it. Otherwise it would be an ideal bake to get kids involved with.
As always let me know if you try out this recipe and tag me in any photos as I love seeing them get made.
Thanks for reading!xx