‘We Love Daddy Biscuits’ – Shortbread
This week the girls asked if they could make ‘We love you Daddy’ biscuits. Captain Hook has been a bit poorly so they wanted to do something kind for him, and show him that he is probably the best Daddy in the world. As I am typing this he is helping the girls paint a model of the solar system…..
The details of what these biscuits should look like, was a little sketchy, but they wanted them to be in the shape of Daddy and include hearts.
I wanted to try to make candy window pane cookies at Christmas but ran out of time, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity.
We made the biscuits from a traditional shortbread recipe. Shortbread is definitely my favourite biscuit. It is buttery, crumbly and melts in the mouth. I know many shortbread recipes don’t use rice flour anymore, but for me, that is what makes it proper traditional shortbread over a simple buttery biscuit. That is how I made it with my mum as a child and I love how it makes the biscuits slightly crunchy.
250g Unsalted Butter
100g Caster Caster
300g Plain Flour
90g Rice Flour
Red/pink boiled sweets crushed
A large person shaped biscuit cutter
A heart shaped cutter which fits comfortably within the person cutter.
Cream the butter and sugar together, and then gradually add the flour until it forms a ball of dough.
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and then cut out the biscuits with the person cutter.
Use the heart cutter and carefully make a heart shape hole in the biscuit persons chest. Keep the heart shape biscuits as you can cook these as well.
Place both biscuits onto baking paper onto a biscuit pan.
Add the crushed sweets to the hole, ensure it is easily distributed but not covering the edges. Do not over fill the heart with sweets or it will boil over and the lines of the heart wont look as clean.
Place in a preheated oven on 150 degrees for approximately 15 – 20 mins, but every oven is different so watch carefully. Shortbread can suddenly darken and then taste a little bit bitter, as well as not look as pretty, if left too long.
Wait until the biscuits have started to cool before you peel the baking paper off the biscuit. Do this carefully to ensure you don’t accidentally break off a limb.
They look so pretty and their Daddy loved them. The girls thought they tasted delicious. I will definitely make Candy Window Pane Biscuits again.