Recipe: Heart-shaped biscuits in two colours

Heart shaped biscuits Riċetta: Qlub tal-gallettini f'żewġ kuluri

Aqra din ir-riċetta bil-Malti: Qlub tal-gallettini f'żewġ kuluri

These heart-shaped biscuits in two colours are so wonderful you won't have a 'heart' to eat them! They may appear elaborate to make however it is not so; they can be prepared and baked (and perhaps eaten) within an hour! If you wish to simplify, use two cutters instead of three.

Preparation time: 50 min

Total time: 1 hr

Quantity: 30


  • 60 g dark chocolate
  • 325 g flour
  • 175 g butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 150 g caster sugar plus more to sprinkle

You will need: 3 heart-shaped biscuit cutters: 8 cm, 5 cm and 2.5 cm.


  1. Place the chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of hot water (bain marie). Stir until the chocolate has melted. Remove from heat.
  2. In a mixer with a large bowl, beat together the flour, butter, milk, egg and sugar. Draw the ingredients down from the side of the bowl to ensure everything is well-combined.
  3. Divide the pastry in two parts. Take one part and make a ball, wrap in cellophane and place in the fridge for 2 hours.
  4. Leaving the other part of pastry in the mixer, add the chocolate and mix until well-combined. Make a ball, wrap in cellophane and place in the fridge for 2 hours.
  5. Grease 2 baking sheets with butter and sprinkle with flour.
  6. Open the white pastry to a thickness of 3 mm on a lightly floured surface.
  7. With the 8 cm biscuit cutter, cut out shapes from the white pastry and place on the baking sheet ½ cm from each other. Bring the remaining pastry together, roll out and cut out shapes until it is all used up.
  8. Do the same with the chocolate pastry and lay out on the second baking sheet.
  9. Place both baking sheets in the fridge for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  10. With the 5 cm shape, cut out a smaller heart from each biscuit and change them: a small chocolate heart in the bigger white one, and vice versa.
  11. Do the same with the 2.5 cm shape so that you have hearts in three colours in each biscuit.
  12. Sprinkle the biscuits with sugar and bake for 10 minutes or until golden.

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