Jam Heart Biscuits for Valentine's Day

Lemon shortbread biscuits with jam heart centres (aka homemade jammy dodgers). The perfect biscuit for Valentine's Day.

Jam Heart Shortbread Biscuits

These super easy jam heart biscuits are a great bake for Valentine's Day. It's also a nice simple recipe for the kids to help you with. The shortbread is delicately flavoured with lemon (although you could omit the lemon and use vanilla extract instead) and filled with a sweet raspberry jam centre.

Jam Heart Biscuits

If you've got a large heart biscuit cutter feel free to use that, but I settled on a fluted round shaped biscuit with a small jammy heart centre (jammy dodger-esque) and they turned out great. The crumbly lemony shortbread contrasted so well with the sweet raspberry centre!

Jam Heart Biscuits

Jam Heart Biscuits

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Jammy Heart Biscuits
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Jammy Heart Biscuits for Valentines Day

Lemon Shortbread Biscuits with Jammy Heart Centres - perfect for Valentines Day.
prep time: 10 minscook time: 12 minstotal time: 22 mins


  • 250g Butter, softened
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 350g Plain Flour
  • 2 TBSP Milk
  • 150g Seedless Raspberry Jam
  • Icing Sugar for dusting


  • Step 1: Line two large baking sheets with baking paper.
  • Step 2: In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy then beat in the lemon zest and flour.
  • Step 3: Add the milk and form the mixture into a dough. Wrap in clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes in the fridge.
  • Step 4: Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°CFan) then roll out the dough (easier to do this in 2 batches) to 3mm thickness.
  • Step 5: Cut out 24 fluted round biscuits with a biscuit cutter and in half of the biscuits use a small heart cutter to cut out heart shapes in the centre of the biscuits.
  • Step 6: Place on the baking sheets and bake for 12 minutes.
  • Step 7: Lift onto a wire rack to cool. Once cool spread each whole biscuit with a small teaspoon of jam and then place the heart cut out biscuits on top.
  • Step 8: Dust with icing sugar.


If you like the look of these jammy heart biscuits why not try my chocolate brownie hearts. There are also hundreds of family friendly recipes in my recipe index.


  1. What lovely looking biscuits! Much nicer than Jammy Dodgers!

  2. Where do you find a small heart cutter? Very hard to come by!

  3. These look fab! My kids would love to make these. :-) Eb x

  4. oooh these look gorgeous! They look so professional too x

  5. Can I make them a week before and store them?