Ginger Heart Biscuits

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130g softened butter
100g light brown sugar
120g golden syrup
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp ground ginger
300g plain flour
1 egg yolk
Generous pinch of salt
300g fondant icing sugar
Pink and red food colouring
Icing pens to decorate
Heart shaped cookie cutters


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C Fan. Line 3 baking sheets with baking paper.
  2. Measure the butter, sugar and syrup together in a large bowl. Whisk until fluffy using a hand whisk. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until the dough has come together. Knead on a floured work surface. Roll out to the thickness of a £1 coin . Cut out heart shapes using a cutter . Place on the baking sheets and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes . Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly golden around the edges . Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Measure the icing into a bowl . Add enough water to make a thick but still runny consistency . Divide between two  bowls . Add  red colouring to one and  pink colouring to the other . Spoon into two piping bags.  Pipe onto the heart biscuits making sure you cover the whole surface. Leave to set .  When set , pipe messages on top using Writing icing pens . Leave the icing  to set .

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