Ruby asked me to make some love heart cookies with jam. Not an unreasonable request!
180g butter, softened
1 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean extract/or paste
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.