Pistachio and white chocolate take these biscuits to a new level. Photo / Babiche Martens

Pistachio & White Chocolate Shortbread Hearts

Surprise mum this Mother's Day with these sweet little biscuits

Not only buttery and melt-in-your-mouth delicious, these shortbread hearts make a perfect surprise for your mum come this Mother’s Day. They are great for morning or afternoon tea, or wrap them up and give to someone you love.

Makes 20

150g plain flour
100g butter, cut into cubes
¼ cup caster sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla
100g white chocolate
½ cup chopped pistachios

1. Preheat an oven to 170C.

2. Into a kitchen processor place the flour, butter, sugar, zest and vanilla. Blitz until it becomes a soft dough. Roll on lightly floured baking paper until 5mm thick. Using a heart-shaped cutter, stamp out your hearts. Place on a baking tray.

3. Bake for 18 minutes until golden but not brown. Remove and allow to cool on a wire rack.

4. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over simmering water until smooth. Place the nuts into a flat bowl.

5. Dip half the shortbread into the white chocolate followed by the nuts. Place on a piece of baking paper to set. Store in an airtight container.

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