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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Easy Stars And Hearts Biscuits...


Dr. Oetker has recently released some exciting new products including: Easy Choc Milk,  Easy Choc White and Easy Ice.

 Earlier this week they sent me some of their new products to try out and make some of their easy star and heart biscuits!


How yummy do Dr. Oetker's biscuits look below?

They say "These biscuits not only look amazing they are super easy to make too!"

But are they?
8 servings
Easy
32 Minutes

Ingredients:

For the recipe Easy Stars and Hearts Biscuits:

For the biscuits:
  • 125 g Salted Butter (4 ½ oz, softened)
  • 55 g Caster Sugar (2 oz)
  • 180 g Plain Flour (6 ½ oz)
  • 30 ml Milk (2 tbsp)
  • 5 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (1 tsp)

To decorate:
  • about 10 g Dr. Oetker Chocolate Easy Ice (Enough to decorate)
  • about 10 g Dr. Oetker Pink Easy Ice (Enough to decorate)
  • about 10 g Dr. Oetker Yellow Easy Ice (Enough to decorate)
  • Dr. Oetker Milk Easy Choc (x1 pot or 150g)

Preparation:
  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (170˚C fan assisted or gas mark 5).
  2. Place all of the biscuit ingredients into a mixer and mix to form a soft dough.
  3. Shape the dough into a ball and chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  4. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  5. Roll the chilled dough on a lightly floured work surface to approx. ½ cm thick. Cut 8 rounds using a fluted cutter 8cm in diameter. Place the rounds on the lined baking tray, spaced slightly apart.
  6. Re-roll the remaining dough to ½ cm thick and cut 8 smaller shapes using cutters approx. 4-5 cm in diameter (hearts, stars, petals). Place on the second lined baking tray.
  7. Bake both trays in the preheated oven. The smaller shapes will take 8-10 minutes to bake, the larger rounds will take 12-14 minutes. The biscuits should be light in colour and just starting to turn golden around the edges when baked. Allow to cool on the baking trays for 10 minutes before allowing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. Bake both trays in the preheated oven. The smaller shapes will take 8-10 minutes to bake, the larger rounds will take 12-14 minutes. The biscuits should be light in colour and just starting to turn golden around the edges when baked. Allow to cool on the baking trays for 10 minutes before allowing to cool completely on a wire rack.

To decorate your cookies:
  1. Prepare the Easy Choc and Easy Ice as per pack instructions.
  2. Dip 4 round biscuits and 4 shaped biscuits in Easy Choc. Place a wire rack over a piece of baking paper. Place the covered biscuits on the wire rack to set.
  3. Squeeze the Easy Ice over the remaining biscuit rounds and shapes alternating between colours. Place on the wire rack to set.
  4. To assemble your biscuits, top the biscuit rounds with the smaller shapes to create a double layer. Use a small blob of easy ice to stick the two layers together.

As mentioned above, are they easy to make?

Yes they are!! 

So yummy too. 

I ended up eating mine before the icing had set as they were so tempting on the side!!


Making my biscuit recipe up...


Cutting them out and after cooking...


Cooked and left to cool...


All finished!!


 I used just Easy Ice pink and yellow on mine with some Dr. Oetker edible flowers.


What do you think?

Want to make some?


About this post:

I was sent some samples to review.
 All thoughts are my own. I was not paid for this post.
Thanks for supporting the brands I work with.


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22 comments

  1. Lovely cookies, they look so beautiful that it seems sad to eat them lol but I'm sure they are delicious too xx
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    1. Thanks Camelia, I wish there was a few more :)

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  2. I love the look of these, especially as they look so easy to make!

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    1. Thanks, yes they were so easy to make :)

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  3. These look so cute and easy to do. I've not made biscuits in ages think I need to find time to.

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    1. Thanks Joanna, I was surprised how quickly these are to make if you do them in stages :)

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  4. Those biscuits look fab! I would love to do this with my daughter over the summer holiday. It's the perfect activity one lazy afternoon ;)

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    1. Thanks Dean, she she will love them as my daughter did:)

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  5. These do sound so easy to make, my toddler would love baking these. I will have to look out for these when I go shopping. I probably would have ate mine before it set too xx

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  6. These look amazing, perfect for the school fete

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  7. These are absolutely delicious, I have never tried making biscuits before and loving how easy these are to recreate

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    1. Thanks Anosa, they were easy to make and tasted lovely too..

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  8. I love the finished look with the pink. So pretty.

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  9. Mmm, these are adorable, very well done, they make me crave sweeties so bad..

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  10. I love these, they look so pretty.
    I could just tuck into a couple or five hehe :) x

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  11. Aww love these, im sure my little girl would love them too. Given us a great idea for something to do in the 6 weeks holidays. Thanks hun x

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    1. Thank you :) I have these on a summer bucket list to make with my daughter on a rainy day :)

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