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Heart Biscuits Recipe

"Mom always made heart-shaped biscuits for Valentine's Day," says Tina Christensen of Addison, Illinois. "When I realized how easy they were, I continued the tradition! They're great anytime of year served warm with a honey or cinnamon spread."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • HONEY SPREAD:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • CINNAMON SPREAD:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. With a fork, stir in milk until the mixture forms a ball.
  • 2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead five to six times. Roll to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a 2-in. heart-shaped cookie or biscuit cutter. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 3. For honey spread, combine butter and honey in a bowl; beat until smooth. For cinnamon spread, combine butter, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl; beat until smooth. Serve with the warm biscuits. Yield: about 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 357 calories, 23 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 536 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.