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I’m a professional food stylist and currently prepping my own series of cookbooks and a cooking show. In my food catering business, Mishka La Mushka, I catered private and corporate functions and events big and small, designed food in hat boxes for the Spring Racing Carnival and created too many themed kids birthday parties to mention. But now I love food styling and sharing my fun food ideas with mums wanting to create restaurant-quality meals at home, for kids and family. So let’s get cooking!

I'm Mish Lilley, a kitchen cook, food stylist and chef prepping a series of cookbooks, a cooking show and this blog. This blog is dedicated to my love of good food styling and good food. It's a cooking site and recipe website designed to help mums and dads create restaurant-quality meals at home for their kids and family. My wide range of recipes cover:

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Bon appétit!

Ruby asked me to make some love heart cookies with jam. Not an unreasonable request!

You’ll need:
180g butter, softened
1 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean extract/or paste
1 egg
2 cups plain flour, sifted
1/2 cup jam (I used apricot & raspberry)
Pre heat oven to 180C and line 2 biscuit trays with baking paper.
Beat the butter and sugar in an electric mixer until light and creamy.
Add the egg and mix well. Add the flour and mix to a dough.
On a well floured surface roll out half the dough until about 1/2 cm thick and using a heart cutter cut out heart shapes and place them on your tray.  Use a small circle cutter to cut out the middle of half the biscuits (I used a piping bag attachment) Repeat with the remaining dough.
Bake for 10 minutes or until golden.
When the biscuits are cooled, warm the jam slightly, spread some on the solid love heart biscuits and place a cut out love heart biscuit on top. They should stick together when cooled. Dust with icing sugar if desired.



  1. I've just been blog surfing and come accross your blog and I love it. Beautiful, good food. I'm going to make these with my girls when they come home from school today. Before then I plan to look back and take notes. Thank you for the inspiration. Love Kate

  2. Thank you so much Kate. It's always great to hear nice feedback. I hope the cookies where delish, they're so pretty.

  3. hi mish
    your new site looks great. havent been here for awhile. my favourites got lost along the way somewhere…i went looking for these biscuits as its the closest to the ones my grandma has made for years every christmas, and remembered this post from awhile ago. she is now too old and sick to make them so i am hoping to take over the reigns. thank god its still here!!

    can you get away with making them without a electric mixer? we are away and im without one…


    • mish Reply

      Hi Beck

      Shouldn’t be a problem just cream the butter and sugar well and add the flour gradually. Have a lovely time away 🙂

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