Easy Peasy Shortbread Hearts

Easy Peasy Shortbread Hearts

I am the first to admit that I am not good at baking with children. In fact if I could I would happily banish them from the kitchen. There’s less mess, less worry, and less chance of anything going wrong.

These shortbread hearts are so easy however that even I don’t mind handing them over to the children to make. They have a limited number of ingredients, are relatively less free and work every time. As a bonus they are also a treat that both the Bear and the Lion thoroughly enjoy.

If you’re looking for something fun to do this Valentine’s Day, these really are the perfect choice.


  • 350g of plain flour
  • 110g of caster sugar
  • 140g butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius.
  2. Measure the ingredients out and put them into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Rub the butter into the dry ingredients until it forms breadcrumbs.
  4. Form small balls from the dough and press into heart shapes.
  5. Put the heart shaped biscuits onto a baking tray.
  6. Bake in the oven for approximately 30 mins.
  7. Once golden, remove, leave to cool and sprinkle with caster sugar.

22 thoughts on “Easy Peasy Shortbread Hearts

  1. Shortbread is my ultimate go-to recipe when Luke wants to do some baking. It’s so good, no matter what the age, as all the ingredients are taste safe. Plus, who doesn’t like having scrummy shortbread in the house?

  2. Eek one 13yr old will be trying out this simple Recipe and he’ll enjoy doing it too…….his Food Idol is Gordon Ramsay and I’m always directed in how to cook based I what he’s learnt watching Gordon Cook….haha

  3. That’s a really simple recipe. I’d be tempted to add some chocolate chips or some pieces of chopped apricot. Great for the kids to help with.

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