Chocolate Hearts

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A crispy chocolate biscuit, with one half covered with butter-sugar icing and the second half covered with butter-sugar-cocoa icing. This recipe is by Jyothi N Parekh and is again one of my mom’s collections

Makes: 20 biscuits

Ingredients:

For heart biscuits:

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour or maida
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

For the icing:

  • 2 tbsp ghee or melted butter
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • A few edible sprinkles for decoration

Method:

  • Sieve the maida and cocoa powder
  • Place the butter outside for 5-10 minutes so that it reaches a room temperature
  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a stand mixer or blender
  • Add the self raising flour and cocoa powder and mix well in one direction to make a ball out of the dough. (At this stage if you find that the dough is too tight or too dry, you can add some ghee to make a ball out of the dough)
  • Sprinkle some dry flour on a polythelene sheet and roll the dough to make it 2 mm thick
  • Cut out heart shapes using a cookie cutter 
  • Arrange all the biscuits on a greased cookie tray
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes (Time may vary according to your oven settings)
  • Cool the biscuits on a cooling rack for a sufficient amount of time before starting the next step of decoration
  • For the icing,  blend ghee, icing sugar, and vanilla essence together until you get a nice white frosting
  • Keep half of the frosting aside and add cocoa powder to the remaining half
  • Place the second half (with cocoa powder) in a bowl and put the bowl on hot water to allow the cocoa powder to melt
  • Apply the white frosting to one half of the biscuit and the chocolate frosting to the second half. You can use a pastry brush to spread out the frosting on the biscuit. You need to be gentle at this step to avoid breaking the biscuit
  • After 10 minutes, decorate the biscuit with some sprinkles

Enjoy the biscuit 🙂

 

 

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