HEART SHAPED CHOCOLATE BISCUITS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY
1 cup fine sugar / castor sugar
1 cup unsalted butter
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla extract / essence
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy either with an egg beater or electric hand blender. Beat in the egg and vanilla essence / extract. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Mix to combine. Cover in cling film. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 190°C. Line a baking sheet with baking paper and set aside.
On a floured worksurface, roll dough to 1/2 cm thickness and cut with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Sprinkle sugar on top. Place the cookies / biscuits on the tray and bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until pale golden. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.