Are you ready to bake this Mother’s Day one to remember? We’ve saved one of our all-time favourites for this special occasion – because There is No Substitute for the mums and amazing women in our lives. We’re excited to share one of our most treasured biscuits, inspired by the iconic Iced VoVo! Wake Mum up with some VoVo hearts, or bring the fam together for a fun day of baking. Either way, this home-made recipe is sure to become a family favourite.
(recipe inspired by Arnott’s Iced VoVo and adapted for home bakers)
Iced Vovo Inspired Hearts
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 18 mins
Makes: 36 biscuits
180g unsalted butter softened
½ cup (75g) soft icing sugar
½ tsp salt
2 cups (300g) plain flour
1 large egg white
1½ cups (200g) icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp glucose syrup
1-2 drops pillar box red colouring
½ cup raspberry jam
½ cup desiccated coconut
Extra Baking Items
Heart-shaped cutter (optional)
Piping bag and nozzle (optional)
Pre-heat fan-forced oven to 160°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, icing sugar and salt for 2 mins or until pale and creamy. Sift the flour into the butter mixture and mix on low speed until combined.
Place half the mixture between baking paper and roll out to approx. 5 mm thickness. Using a 6cm heart-shaped cutter, cut out biscuits, transfer to baking sheets. Repeat rolling and cutting heart shapes with remaining mixture, re-rolling scrap dough to make more hearts.
Bake for 16-18 minutes or when biscuits start to turn golden. Leave on the tray to cool.
Place egg white in a clean mixing bowl and mix on low speed with the whisk attachment until the whites begin to break up. Gradually add the icing sugar, vanilla and glucose, whisking until combined and glossy. If the mixture is too stiff, add a teaspoon of water to loosen it up but ensure it isn’t too runny as it will slide off the biscuit. It should form a smooth surface. Add your colour and stir until combined. Cover surface of icing with cling wrap until ready to use to prevent the icing going hard.
Place a small round tip (we used a no2 nozzle) and fill your piping bag ⅓ full of icing. Do not overfill your bag. Fill another piping bag with raspberry jam.
Pipe a jam strip down the centre of the heart biscuit and pipe pink icing around the edges before filling in the remainder of the heart with icing.
Sprinkle with coconut. Place iced biscuits in a single layer of an airtight container to set overnight.
Be very light handed when adding your colour to ensure a soft pink colour
If you don’t have a piping bag, you can use a snap-lock bag and snip the corner off
Biscuits can be made into any shape, including the traditional rectangle
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