Something as simple as baking up a batch of heart-shaped biscuits is such sweet way to add a little extra love to start the day! I‘ve always felt that it’s these little extra expressions of love and care that add up to making your family feel extra special! And it’s these sweet gestures that also serve to forge happy memories that last a lifetime!
A fond memory dear to my heart is how my Mom would make my brother and I the most adorable little mouse-ear pancakes. She would decorate them with bits of fruit and chocolate chips so they looked just like Mickey and Minnie – it really made our day!
So as I putter around the kitchen, I often try to think of little extra ways to say “I love you” in the meals I’m serving to my family. It’s lots of fun to see them smile, or even sometimes roll their eyes at some of my silly concoctions (as in the case of my just-turned-teen getting a meal arranged like a smiley face – LOL!).
- 1 batch of Almond Flour Shortcake Biscuits
- 1/2 cup cultured butter, softened
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- 1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Using an electric mixer, blend the softened butter, honey and vanilla together until well combined.
- Using a rubber spatula, remove honey-butter from the mixing bowl and place it on a sheet of plastic wrap.
- Shape it into a log or a rectangle. (I use the top of my butter dish as a mold to shape the honey-butter into a rectangle - simply place the plastic wrap into the top of the butter dish and press the honey-butter into it.)
- Refrigerate honey-butter overnight, or at least 2-3 hours until completely firm. (You can also store honey-butter in the freezer.)
- Preheat oven and prepare biscuit dough according to recipe instructions.
- Refrigerate the biscuit dough for at least 30 minutes. Then roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment paper just until it's one-inch thick. Use a large heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out biscuits. (Place the cookie cutter in coconut flour or almond flour to prevent biscuits from sticking.)
- Bake biscuits according to recipe instructions.
- While biscuits are baking, use a tiny heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut the honey-butter into heart shapes, if desired.
- Serve biscuits warm with honey-butter and strawberry jam. Enjoy!
What are some of your favorite ways to add a little extra love to your family’s meals?
Kara @ The Chuppies says
So, so, so super cute!
Pinning to my Valentine’s Day plans 🙂
Thanks so much, Kara! Hope you and your precious family are doing well! 🙂
Lisa Crane says
Hi Kelly! These look SO yummy AND cute! I planned to make them for breakfast Valentine’s morning. I have a question about the biscuits…would they work well being cut in half and made into biscuit sandwiches? My daughters have been invited to a little Valentine’s party, and I would really like to contribute something that is real food and grain free…I would appreciate your feedback as to what you think about turning them into heart-shaped biscuit sandwiches for a lunch meal…
God’s Grace to you,
Hi, Lisa. Biscuits in general tend to be crumbly, and these are no exception. Once cooled, they do cut in half fairly easily. But I don’t think they would be strong enough to hold up to little hands trying to assemble them into a sandwich. In addition, almond flour has a natural sweetness to it, so it might not work well with lunch meats, etc. I would recommend finding a good grain-free bread and using a cookie cutter to cut the bread into hearts. Or you could add some dried blueberries or currants or cherries (a sweet dried fruit) to the biscuit dough (fold them in with the buttermilk) and serve these as heart shaped sweet scones (more of a dessert side) – I’ve done this for baby and bridal showers. They are super yummy! 🙂 Hope this helps! And great job for wanting to bring something healthy to your daughter’s party! 🙂
Kelly, These are delicious! Tonight I made the honey butter along with the Almond Flour Shrotcake biscuit and simply used the honey butter rather than the strawberries and whipped cream. All six were gone in no time. I also made the herb roasted chicken & vegetables. This dish is wonderful as well. My family and I have enjoyed your recipes very, very much. I look forward to trying the beef fajitas later on this week. Thanks again for an awesome website!!
Thanks so much, Jennifer! I am so happy to hear you’re enjoying the recipes. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a kind note! Lots of blessings to you and your family, Kelly 🙂