These biscuits are very special but also very easy to make. I used a variation of the sour cream icing from Sarah's Celebration Cake but made it very romantic by using white chocolate and a mixed red berry puree so it's very pretty in pink. The buttery biscuits are spiked with lemon and lime zest for an extra burst of citrus. If you want, you can replace 50g of the flour with cocoa powder for a chocolate hit - the contrast of the deep brown biscuit against the pale pink icing would be really pretty.
My Funny Valentine Biscuits
125g very soft Butter
125g Caster Sugar
1 Egg Yolk
250g Plain Flour
1.5tsp Baking Powder
Grated zest of a small Lemon & a Lime
Preheat your oven to 180c/Gas Mark 4 and line two baking sheets with baking paper.
Whisk the butter & sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add the egg yolk, citrus zest, flour & baking powder and mix well until the mixture is soft and crumbly.
Bring the mixture together to form a dough (don't worry, this will happen), and knead lightly on a floured surface. Roll the dough to a thickness of 5mm and cut into shapes. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
These will keep for a week in an airtight container, giving you plenty of time to make the icing & decorate to your heart's content...
White Chocolate & Mixed Berry Icing
175g White Chocolate
50g Mixed Berries, pureed & sieved
300g Icing Sugar
1 tbsp Golden Syrup
125ml Sour Cream
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Melt the butter and chocolate, either over a bain marie or in the microwave (gently... you don't want to burn the chocolate) and let it cool for 20 minutes.
Add the berry puree, golden syrup, vanilla and sour cream to the melted chocolate and whisk well. Sieve in the icing sugar and mix until it's all beautifully combined. Allow to cool completely before icing the biscuits.