Kirstie Allsopp's loveheart millionaire's shortbreads are the perfect sweet treat to gift on Valentine's Day, birthdays or any other special occasion!
Kirstie Allsopp’s loveheart millionaire’s shortbreads are an easy way to put a smile on your nearest and dearest’s faces and you can eat a few before you gift them (for testing obviously!) Make your loved one a sweet treat this Valentine’s Day with these heart shaped millionaires shortbread – crumbly biscuit sandwiched with caramel and drizzled with dark and white chocolate. See how it’s done in our step-by-step video. Edible gifts are always very well received and show you’ve gone that extra mile. These loveheart millionaire shortbreads would also be great for birthdays, Mother’s Day or any other special occasion. Experiment with different biscuit cutters to fit whatever theme you’ve planned for a celebration.
- 125g (4½oz) butter, softened
- 55g (2oz) caster sugar
- ½tsp vanilla extract
- 140g (5oz) plain flour
- Half a 397g can ready-made caramel
- 55g (2oz) dark chocolate
- 55g (2oz) white chocolate like Nestlé Milkybar
Preheat oven to 170°C, (150°C for fan ovens), Gas mark 4.
Cream butter and sugar with the vanilla until pale and fluffy. Add the flour and mix well. Chill the dough for 10 minutes.
Roll out on a floured surface to 3mm thickness and cut out biscuits using a 3cm heart shaped cookie cutter (it should make 36 hearts, if you keep rolling and cutting).
Transfer to parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes. Leave to cool.
To serve, spread some of the caramel onto half the biscuits and sandwich back together with the remaining biscuits. Melt the chocolate in separate bowls. Drizzle the chocolate over the biscuits and leave to set. Enjoy with tea or coffee or pop one in your valentines’ lunchbox for a special treat!
You can freeze the dough if you don’t want to bake it all at once. Wrap tightly in a double layer of cling film – it will keep for about a month.