{Jam Hearts}

A special little girlfriend of ours turns two today, she had a party this weekend and I made these little strawberry lovehearts to take along to the picnic, they are pretty cute just like her and were fun to make, oh and I should mention I had to make them twice as Billy who helped me make them the first time was so excited to show his brother when he got home from kinder that he dropped the first batch on the floor and being a delicate shortbread in a delicate shape they basically smashed to smitherines. I was so gobsmacked I stood silent looking at the pile of jammy crumbs, Billy summed it up nicely with an "ut oh".

...the biscuits
450g butter, softened
1 cup icing sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups plain flour
pinch of salt
about half a cup of jam

Preheat your oven to 180 and line a baking tray with baking paper. Using a mixer cream together the butter and icing sugar, once pale add in the vanilla and mix till combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add in the salt and the flour and continue mixing till the dough comes together.

Sprinkle your surface with flour and with a rolling pin, roll the dough until it is about an 3mm thick. Cut out your lovehearts punching out the centers of half of them, use a palate knife or spatula to move them gently onto your tray then bake for approximately 8 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are just starting to go lightly golden.

Cool cookies on a rack til you can handle them then drop 1/2 tsp of warm jam onto the full loveheart and press a punched out one on top, allow them to cool completely at which point they will stick together.


  1. Biscuit love, how beautiful! I can totally sympathise with Billy, that's the kind of thing I would do.

  2. I love how the little jam-centres look like jewels. How perfect for a little girl's birthday! Or any occasion, for that matter.

  3. Oh Paula they are just so cute - like real little jewels for a special little girl!! Poor Billy - how excited he must have been!! Well, at least he got to make them twice xx

  4. Lucky Milla, and adorable Billy! This post is so cute, Paula, it makes me smile :)

  5. Thank you thank you. My daughter and I made these yesterday (hearts, flowers, stars) and they turned out ace. You are quickly becoming my super favourite blog!


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