Super-Simple “I Love You”

This Valentine’s Day, say it with heart-shaped breakfast biscuits with a sweet jam center.


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Valentine’s Day is only two days away. Do you know where your one-of-a-kind, totally thoughtful, screams-I-love-you gifts for your family are? Yeah, me neither. But this year I’m not stressing because I’ve got something better in mind: biscuits. 

I know, I know. Biscuits may not scream Valentine’s Day like chocolates or flowers. But I’ve given these ones a little flair that’ll make them a super cute and really tasty way to kick off the holiday. All it takes is two ingredients (three if you count the optional sugar garnish) and a cookie cutter. That’s it. Within 15 minutes, you’ll have a heart-shaped, jam-filled breakfast goodie. 

First, choose your biscuits. I went with Grands! Flaky Layers Honey Butter Biscuits because I thought the honey would be a nice complement to the jam. I spread them out on my work surface and then, using a 1 1/2-inch cookie cutter, I cut hearts out of the centers of the biscuits.

Biscuit dough with a heart shaped cookie cutter
I also used a larger cutter to make bigger hearts out of the biscuits. (You can see them in the top center of the photo below.) After all the cutting was done, I placed the cut-out biscuits, heart centers and larger hearts on a baking sheet. Tip: This is a great time to sprinkle a few of them with sugar for an extra-sweet touch. Bake the biscuits according to the directions on the package. Hearts shaped dough, rounds of dough with a heart shaped cut-out
When they were finished, the biscuits were golden brown, and the sugar-topped ones had a slightly caramelized finish. I couldn’t wait; I had to try one immediately. And then another. And then I had to stop myself because I remembered they were supposed to be for my loved one. 

To serve, I placed a biscuit on a small serving plate and dolloped a little jam in the center. I thought it’d be cute to put the small heart cutout on the side, but you could also set it on top of the cutout to hide the jam for a surprise. I gave the whole plate a little sprinkle of powdered sugar, poured a glass of orange juice and told my boyfriend I had a surprise for him. The verdict? So simple but so good – I think my boyfriend may have fallen in love with me all over again.

Heart Biscuits
Even though they’re simple, these biscuits are still impressive. But if you’d like to sweeten your offering a little more, here are a few ideas:

 

  • Slice the larger heart cutouts crosswise, then spread with jam and a little whipped cream (like a sandwich). Then bring on total decadence by drizzling with some melted chocolate chips.
  • Dip half of each heart cutout in melted chocolate chips. Serve plain, roll in nuts or coconut, or decorate with red sprinkles.
  • Spoon a little chocolate hazelnut spread in the center of the cutout biscuits, then top with a bit of peanut butter.
  • Make a simple powdered sugar glaze (powdered sugar mixed with a little milk) and drizzle over the biscuits. Finish with a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips.
  • Chop some fresh strawberries and place in the center of the biscuits; top with whipped cream. 

What do you plan to serve your Valentines this weekend?

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