These vanilla Santa hearts are sure to be a hit with your kids.


Ingredients (makes 15 Biscuits)

  • 125 grams Unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup Caster sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 cups Plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • Decoration:
  • White icing
  • Red icing
  • Smarties or M&M's (red & brown)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the egg and vanilla. Beat until well combined.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder into the bowl. Stir the mixture together with a wooden spoon to form a dough.
  3. Roll the dough out on a floured surface. Use a heart shape cutter to cut the dough. Place on a tray lined with baking paper. Continue this until all the dough is used. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  4. Bake the biscuits for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden. Leave to cool on tray for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack.
  5. Decorating: Once cooled, turn the heart upside down. Place the red icing in a triangle shape at the top to represent the hat. Use the white icing to cover the bottom of the heart cheeks. Pipe a white line of icing at the bottom of the red triangle/hat. Pipe another line at the top of the white icing heart cheeks to represent santa's moustache. Add a white icing dot at the top of the hat for the pom pom. Attach 2 brown M&Ms for the eyes, and a red M&M for the nose.


  • They look so festive and gorgeous.

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  • These are adorable. They would make a gorgeous little gift.

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  • what a great idea! good as I don’t have to go out a buy a new cutter just for Christmas a you use the heart shape one.

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  • Haha so cute!

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  • I’m starting to get twitchy with all these Xmas posts – it’s 6 months away. But these are SO cute, I’ll have to bookmark them.

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  • What a clever use of the heart shaped cookie cutters – I will have to get all of my cookie cutters out a take another look… its good to reminded to think outside the box (so to speak!!)

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  • What a cute idea!! Makes it easier with not having to follow a santa cutter =) Good job and thanks for sharing this one!!

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  • Thanks for sharing this beautiful Christmas inspired creativity!.

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  • yeyyyyyyyy Christmas is nearing soon..thanks for the lovely looking santas

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  • love Christmas time! these are just perfect ♥

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  • Very creative. Great idea.

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  • Can’t wait to do Christmas biscuits this year!

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  • These are gorgeous. Going to try these at Christmas

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  • santa hearts

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  • Wow yummy I’ll try this I’ve day thanks for the recipe

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