Valentine’s Heart Lemon Biscuits – quick and easy ❤️

Delicious and cute heart-shaped lemon biscuits with a light icing finish,
a quick and easy dessert choice for Valentine’s.
Recipe Intro

Here’s a super easy recipe for a Valentine’s dessert – yummy heart-shaped lemon biscuits.
You can make them for any occasion, not just Valentine’s Day. Just grab some cookie cutters in different shapes and prepare these biscuits of for weddings, birthdays, Christmas, and more.

They’re incredibly simple and quick to prepare, making them the ideal choice for those last-minute cravings or time-strapped occasions. So, whether you’re planning a special Valentine’s treat or need a quick dessert fix, these lemon biscuits are an absolute must-try.

You can use the same dough base for any other type of biscuits you fancy. If lemon is not your thing, you can switch it up and add chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla – the options are endless!

Ingredients & Substitutes
  • flour – For the dough, use plain white flour. You can mix it with some integral or other types of your choice for added texture and flavour.
  • butter – Use unsalted butter, ensuring it’s at room temperature before working with it. It should be soft but not melted, so avoid using the microwave to liquify it.
  • egg – Use the whole egg.
  • sugar – Use plain white sugar, or for a more caramelised taste, mix it with some brown sugar of your choice.
  • lemon – Rinse the lemon under cold water as you’ll be using lemon zest. It’s best to use organic unwaxed lemons for the freshest flavour.
  • vanilla – Use vanilla sugar for added flavour, but vanilla essence, or extract are perfect too.
  • salt – Adding a pinch of salt to biscuit dough helps to balance the sweetness of the other ingredients and enhance their overall flavour. Additionally, salt can also strengthen the gluten structure in the dough, resulting in a better texture and crumb in the finished biscuits.
Cooking Tips
  • Allow the butter to sit at room temperature for a few hours until it fully softens.
  • Beat the egg together with sugar before adding it to the mixture. Beating the egg together with the sugar before adding it to the flour mixture helps to ensure that the sugar dissolves evenly into the egg, resulting in a smoother and more uniform texture in the final dough. Additionally, this process helps to incorporate air into the mixture, which can contribute to a lighter and fluffier finished product.
  • If you enjoy making larger quantities, double the ingredients. From the listed ingredients, I got 8 large hearts measuring approx 8 cm and 14 small hearts measuring approx 5cm. However, the amount of biscuits and their size may vary depending on how thick or thin you roll the dough and the size of your cookie cutters.
  • You can double up or create sandwich biscuits by filling them with your choice of buttercream. Spread buttercream on one side of a biscuit, then gently press another biscuit on top, ensuring the spread is very thin.

For simple lemon icing recipe:

  • 4-5 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • Food colouring; red ( or for pink colour just add one small drop of red)

Stir the icing mixture until smooth and well combined. Drizzle or spread over your baked goods as desired. You may need to double the amount of ingredients if you want to cover completely.

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Quick & easy Valentine’s lemon biscuits

Simple and delicious heart-shaped Lemon Biscuits – perfect for Valentine's or any special time.
Servings 4
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 170 g flour
  • 100 g butter
  • 70 g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar or a few drops of vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Cream together soft butter and sugar, then add eggs, grated lemon zest, and lemon juice. Finally, mix in the flour.
  • Knead the dough for a few minutes. Form a ball and wrap it cling film, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
    Note: If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Roll out the dough to a thickness of 5mm. Use heart-shaped cutouts for the dough and press them onto rolled dough to create heart-shaped pieces.
    Piece of rolled dough with cut out heart shapes
  • Cover the baking tray with foil; no need to grease with oil or butter.
  • Bake the biscuits for 8-10 minutes or until they achieve a nice golden colour. Be careful not to let them get too dark as it will affect the taste.
  • Once done and cooled, you can decorate them.


The estimated calorie content for the entire batch of biscuits is approximately 1760 calories. If divided into 4 equal servings, each serving would contain approximately 440 calories. However, please note that these calorie estimates are approximate and may vary depending on factors such as ingredient quantities and portion sizes.
Calories: 440kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British, Classic

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