What better way to say “I love you” than with some home baked, heart shaped cookies – with chocolate chips and chocolate ganache filling- a sure way to melt any heart ….

You will need:

One large heart cutter and one small heart cutter

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10oz Plain Flour
1tsp Baking Powder
3 oz Caster Sugar
3.5 oz Butter
1 egg
1.5 – 2 tbsp Golden Syrup
50g chocolate chips ( plain,milk or white)

For the filling:

250g Dark or Milk Chocolate
1/2 pint Double Cream

Icing sugar to roll out and to decorate


Pre heat your oven to 170 Degrees

Put flour,baking powder,caster sugar and butter in your mixing bowl and gently rub together with your fingertips so that the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs
Add the egg,golden syrup and mix together with a fork
Add the chocolate chips and with your hands gently knead together to make a ball
Put the mixture in a freezer bag and place in the fridge for 25-30 minutes


To make the ganache filling:

Break up the chocolate into small pieces and place in a heat proof bowl
Heat the cream on the hob until just boiling, pour onto the chocolate and stir until mixed in and smooth
Leave to cool

Take out the cookie dough and sprinkle your surface with icing sugar
Roll out the dough until 1/4 inch thick and cut out as many large hearts as you can with the mixture

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Cut a small heart into the middle of half of the hearts
(Any dough that you have left over, you can make small hearts with and sandwich them together with ganache)

Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper and place in the oven for 12-15 minutes

When cooked- take out of oven and place on a cooling rack

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When cool, sandwich together the hearts so that you have the heart with the small heart cut out on the top, so that you can see the ganache filling

Finish by gently dusting the cookies with icing sugar

Enjoy with a glass of milk or something a bit stronger …

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