These are my own creation, MY Valentine's biscuits. Today there is a cake sale at school, the theme is obviously Valentine's day...and this is what I'll bring.
A suggestion: you can use different types of chocolate: dark, orange, milk, mint, chilly ... I personally love the Green&Black selection....
250 g self-raising flour
25 gr finely grated dark chocolate
120 g sugar
120 g butter
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
50 gr melted dark-chocolate for decoration
In a bowl mix the softened butter with the sugar. Add the egg, the flour, the chocolate and the vanilla essence. Work the dough until it just holds together. Wrap it in cling film and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 1/2 hour.
On a lightly floured board roll the pastry dough to a 3 mm thickness.Cut the biscuits with heart-shaped cookie cutters and put them properly spaced on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° for about 10 minutes; do not overcook, as they will become too hard, it’s better to take them out of the oven when they are still soft.
While baking, put the dark chocolate in a bowl and let it melt en bain-marie or use the microwave.
When ready, using a teaspoon, pour the chocolate on the biscuits, using an even, steady flow.
Let the biscuits to cool for at least one hour before serving.