Heart-shaped citrus cookies

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Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s or Galentine’s, make sure to do it with something pink and delicious! And by that we mean a glass of Rosé, obviously, but not only.

We’ve got a super easy and oh so pretty cookie recipe: heart-shaped citrus cookies with blood orange icing. In season and naturally pink! It’s the perfect sweet treat to enjoy with your partner or your gals.

They also make for a great gift. Add a bottle of our delicious sparkling rosé La Folie, and you’re good to go!

For the cookies:

  • 300g flour
  • 50g ground almond
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 20g olive oil
  • A pinch of salt
  • Zests of 1 organic orange (or blood orange)
  • Zests of 1 organic lemon
  • 1 tsp of orange juice (or blood orange)
  • 1 stp of lemon juice

For the blood orange icing:

  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp blood orange juice

Prepare the cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  2. In a bowl, cream together butter, icing sugar, olive oil, zests and juices (you can use a standmixer fitted with the paddle attachement). Incorporate egg, then flour, ground almonds and salt. Mix until homogeneous.
  3. Roughly flatten the dough between two sheets of parchment paper and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Dust your work surface with flour. Roll out the dough into 0.5cm thickness. Cut out cookies using a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place the hearts on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
  6. Place on a wire rack to cool.

Prepare the icing:

  1. In a bowl, mix icing sugar with blood orange juice until it becomes a paste. You don’t want it too thick. If too thick, add some more juice. If too liquid, thicken it with more icing sugar.
  2. Once the cookies are cool, spread some icing evenly on top (you can use a toothpick to push the icing to the borders and create a nice heart shape).
  3. Leave to set for 1 hour. Enjoy!

Tip: we’ve added some edible gold dust to the blood orange icing to create the shimmery orange icing

Sophie Bellard
The author: Sophie Bellard

Sophie is the second sister from the Sistersjunction trio, three French sisters passionate about good food and beautiful landscapes. She expresses her creativity through developing, styling and shooting delicious and beautiful recipes. She is also a wine aficionada (she holds a master’s degree in wine management) and she likes nothing more than to cook with wine. Sometimes, she even adds it to the food!