Dark Chocolate Ganache & Vanilla Valentine’s Cookies

Mummy’s Fast & Easy

Valentine’s day is just around the corner which means there’ll be lots of chocolate and sweet treats.
My sweet treat for you are these vanilla heart cookies dipped in rich dark chocolate ganache.
They remind me of my favourite digestive biscuits but so much richer and thicker.
Be creative when decorating, or why not let your kids do the decorating.
It takes them a while to dry so be sure to leave them to rest for at least two hours.

Here’s what you need.
Mummy’s Fast & Easy

  • 300g/10oz plain flour
  • 100g/3.5 oz sugar
  • 100g/3.5oz butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1tsp baking powder
For the ganache:
  • 200g/7oz dark chocolate
  • 100g/3.5oz milk chocolate
  • 1 cup double cream 
Mummy’s Fast & Easy

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/320°F.
  2. In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder.
  3. Gradually add the eggs, butter and vanilla bean paste and make a smooth dough.
  4. Roll it out on a flour dusted surface to about 5mm thin and start cutting the cookies.
  5. Arrange them on a greased baking tray and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until ready.
  6. Remove from the oven, let them cool down and dip in the chocolate ganache.
  7. To prepare the ganache – melt the chocolate and cream using the bain marie method.
    Mummy’s Fast & Easy

    Tip: Why not try making some white chocolate ganache too?

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