Ingredients (Makes 20)
For the dough: ❋ 150g cup unsalted butter ❋ 150g cup sugar ❋ 2 egg yolks ❋ 250g plain flour, plus extra for dusting ❋ 110g coloured boiled sweets, lightly crushed For the icing: 250g icing sugar 1tsp lemon juice 1 egg white, lightly beaten pink food colouring To decorate: edible coloured baubles 1 For the dough: heat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) gas 4. Line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper. 2 Beat the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until soft and creamy. Gradually beat in the egg yolks. Add the flour and mix to a dough. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30min. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured sur face to a thickness of 1cm. Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut biscuits out of the dough. Using a smaller heartshaped cutter, cut out the centre of each heart. Place on the baking tray. Completely fill the hole in each biscuit with crushed boiled sweets. 4 Bake for 10-12min, until golden brown and the sweets have melted. Cool on the baking tray and remove when cold. 5 For the icing: sift the icing sugar into a bowl. Beat in the lemon juice and just enough egg white to make a smooth thick icing. Put some of the icing into another bowl and beat in pink colouring. Put into 2 separate piping bags and pipe around the edges of the biscuits, as in the photo. Attach baubles to the icing and leave to set.