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08 January 2014

Stained Glass Heart Cookies

Soft and sweet these cookies would make a tasty treat for someone special this Valentine's Day.
The shape and colour go well with the themes of love and romance PLUS they are seriously easy to make - Minxy baked these all by herself.




Ingredients
♥ 4oz butter
♥ 4oz caster sugar
♥ 100ml golden syrup
♥ 1 tsp vanilla extract
♥ 1 egg
♥ 450g plain flour
♥ Pinch of salt
♥ Seedless jam/boiled sweets

Method
Preheat the oven to 180C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper
Cream the butter, caster sugar, egg, golden syrup and vanilla extract together in a bowl
Sift in the flour and salt
Stir to combine the ingredients and to create a soft dough
Roll the dough out to around 1cm in thickness on a lightly floured surface
Cut out the cookies with a heart shaped cookie cutter and then using a smaller cutter remove the centre
Place on the baking tray and fill the centre of each cookie with jam or crumbled boiled sweets
Bake for 8 minutes until golden
Allow to cool slightly
Scoff!



For a chocolate alternative cook the cookies with the centre left empty and while still on the greaseproof paper pour in melted chocolate then leave until set.



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91 comments

  1. I made these over Christmas and they looked and tasted wonderful.. May make some for Easter too.

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  2. How lovely! I will make these for my children as I don't have a partner! (BUT I am happy being single and my little doggie and kids are cleaner than any man I have been with lol!)

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  3. Thanks for the recipe! The munchkin an I will have to give them a try next time the rain keeps us indoors.

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  4. They look good and I bet they taste good too. Some to try for Valentine's Day (or any day :)

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  5. Are fab will have a go at this .x

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  6. These look amazing! They're very queen of hearts x

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  7. They look so pretty. I love how tiny and dainty the little jam centres are.

    Thanks for joining in with #recipeoftheweek - I've pinned and tweeted this recipe :) There's a fresh linky live at the moment, so do please pop over if you haven't already!

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  8. Aw these look cute, my little lady and I are always on the lookout for exciting things to make.

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  9. these look lovely, thanks for the post

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  10. Love the stained glass effect.

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  11. I'm not much of a cook if I'm honest - my wife won't even let me in the kitchen most of the time - so I've never learned any of the finer arts of cooking. You've made these look very easy to make though & I know they'd go down well at our house with all the family calling in so I think I'll give them a go. Thanks!

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  12. These are so cute, the chocolate idea is genius! I've never thought of doing this kind of biscuit with a chocolate centre, I'll have to give that a go

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  13. I remember making these with my little ones a few Christmas ago, they were delicious.

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  14. They look lovely. I am going to have a go at making them!!

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  15. Absolutely perfect for Valentines, I shall try them next year !

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  16. Absolutely perfect for Valentines, I shall try them next year !

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  17. I love these and they are a year-round treat!

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  18. These look brilliant and tasty.

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  19. brilliant shape for a biscuit.

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  20. They look delicious - very!

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  21. I keep seeing recipes for boiled sweets, but they always look so hard, but your recipe is very easy to follow. Many thanks x

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  22. Off to the shop to buy the ingredients! Love the look of these.

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  23. they look so delicious!

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  24. These look really good - will give them a try!

    Ashleigh

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  25. I can always remember seeing these being made on he wideawake club when I was a kid!

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  26. Layla Thomas03/09/2015, 16:32

    I'm going to give these a try as little man likes to bake now and I think it's easy enough for him to try.

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  27. They look great, and so much easier than you think!

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  28. great perfect for my grandsons to make for there mum

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  29. Margaret Clarkson
    These look really delightful.

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  30. Think i will have to give these a go...

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  31. Ideal to made with my great nieces and nephews.

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  32. Thanks for the recipe, this will keep me busy on Saturday

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  33. Looks great and easy to do with my neices

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  34. christine shelley20/01/2016, 09:27

    Look gorgeous will have a go when back from our cruise

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  35. These would be perfect for Valentines ... thanks

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  36. Definitely bookmarking this page!

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  37. I think they are quite fancy. Well done

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  38. They look yummy going to try these out xx

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  39. Have to give these ago.

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  40. What a fab idea thanks for the recipe x

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  41. These look lovely, thanks for the recipe!

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  42. bake these with my littlies one of their favourite recipes x

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  43. what a lovely idea! they would make great gifts.

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  44. mmm look yummy, like jammy dodgers :D

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  45. look nice, have to give them a go

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  46. Brilliant recipe, they sound fabulous.

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  47. Margaret Clarkson
    These look lovely, thank you.

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  48. They look really nice, I might have to make some of these.

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  49. Never tried making cookies but these look lovely so might have to give them a go!

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  50. Great Ideas will have to try this without the boyfriend lol

    last time we made cookies he didn't tell me he put a table spoon of salt into the mixture (he read it wrong it was supposed to be half a tea spoon) well they were very salty that's all I can say LOL x

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  51. we made these over christmas but we used boiled sweets and hung them on the tree

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  52. I can never get biscuits the right amount of crunchy; they either too soft or like rocks. :S

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  53. They are my type of treat but my husband loves scones so I will make him some for valentine's.

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  54. No I ll be wanting to be treated this weekend but gonna file for a treat x recipe sounds great and easy to follow

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  55. Claire Elizabeth Noke29/01/2016, 23:35

    Oh my! - scrummy :)

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  56. I've seen these at Christmas, but never for Valentine's Day. What a great idea!

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  57. these look yummy. such a quick and easy thing to make for the one you love.

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  58. They look really tasty and cute!

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  59. These will be great to make for valentine's day, thanks for the recipe :)

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  60. They look my kind of biscuit. But we are eating healthily, so no way I'll get my partner to make those for me.

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  61. Been looking for some ideas to cook with the children on the weekend, and i think i am going to give these yummy treats ago!.. :)

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  62. Lovely recipe and pics. Looks like the children would enjoy helping out with this one.

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  63. What a brilliant idea - they sound very yummy! My daughter would love to help me make these.

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  64. These would soon be eaten!

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  65. sharon martin10/02/2016, 15:05

    THese look FAB, Yummy

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  66. These look really tasty :)

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  67. These look fantastic, thanks for the recipe i'm going to try making them for valentine's day!

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  68. These look really great - and no doubt taste as good as they look.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  69. Great Valentine's Day treat for all to enjoy.

    Rachel Craig

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  70. So cute and look yummy also :)

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  71. so simple but so nice will also try these out next time the grandkids stay over they will love these

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  72. oh i am going to save the recipe for these they look lovely

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  73. I don't tend to have golden syrup but might try these with honey instead

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  74. gona keep this recipe,and do it for next valentines day x

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