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Recipe – St. Valentine’s Day Biscuits

(c) Julia Briggs – English Tea Store

Now they say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach so let’s make some nice chocolate biscuits to offer him on St. Valentine’s day.

This recipe makes 20 biscuits and if you have a heart shaped biscuit cutter they will look very special.​



  • Oven 375 F  190 C  gas mark 5
  • Grease or line three baking sheets
  • 8 oz self raising flour
  • 4 oz caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 4 oz butter
  • 5 tablespoons of milk
  • A few drops of vanilla essence
(c) Julia Briggs – English Tea Store
(c) Julia Briggs – English Tea Store
(c) Julia Briggs – English Tea Store

Sift the flour with the cocoa powder and sugar and rub in the butter, then add the vanilla essence and milk and mix to a soft dough.  Knead lightly on a floured worktop and then roll out to about a quarter inch thick.  ​

Using a biscuit cutter cut out the biscuits and place on the baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes.  Keep rolling out the dough and cutting the biscuits until all the dough is finished.


Allow to cool slightly and then transfer onto a wire cooling rack.

Decorate either with chocolate icing, white icing or melted chocolate.  Arrange in a nice box and give with love. – JAB


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