Today I decided to get my daughter involved in a heart shape baking activity. My daughter absolutely loves baking and she is a real girl and loves girlie things so pink hearts are just up her alley and she absolutely had a ball making these easy biscuits. Your little ones can help you mix the ingredients and cut the dough with a cookie cutter of their choice to make it even more exciting and special.


  • 2 Tbsp. castor sugar
  • Pink food colouring
  • 75g butter softened
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 medium egg
  • 175g plain flour
  • Medium sized heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Roller
  • 1/2 Greased cooking trays


  • Pour the castor sugar into a bowl
  • Add two drops of food colouring and stir the sugar until it is pink and mixed properly
  • Spread the mixture on a plate
  • Put the butter and soft brown sugar into a large bowl. Stir the ingredients until they are creamy and then stir in the maple syrup
  • Carefully break an egg into a small bowl but divide the yolk from the egg white
  • Add the yolk to the butter mixture and mix it in
  • Sift the flour, and then add this to your mixture. Once combined, squeeze the mixture to turn it into your dough
  • Wrap the dough with cling wrap and place in the fridge for 30min, while it’s in the fridge preheat your oven to about 180 degrees
  • Roll the dough out on a surface sprinkled with flour to stop the dough sticking
  • Using your heart shaped cutter, cut the dough and place the heart shapes onto your baking tray
  • Bake for 10-12minutes. Remember to check your biscuits half way through to ensure they are not cooking to quickly
  • Then sprinkle the hearts with the castor sugar and food colouring mixture you made in the beginning

Contributed by Lauren Katzen of Clamber Club Sports – City Bowl
Tel: 082 781 2786