Valentine Milk Biscuit Novelties

Heart-shaped biscuits on plateHappy Valentine’s Day!

You might enjoy this hundred-year-old recipe for Valentine Milk Biscuit Novelties. These sweet biscuits with a cinnamon and sugar topping are tasty and easy to make,

Here’s the original recipe:

Recipe for Valentine Milk Biscuit Novelties
Source: Mrs. Scott’s Seasonal Cook Books (The North American Newspaper, Philadelphia, Winter, 1921)

The original recipe makes a lot of biscuits so when I updated the recipe I made it for half of the old recipe.

Valentine Milk Biscuit Novelties

  • Servings: approximately 20 biscuits
  • Difficulty: moderate
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2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter (1 stick) softened

3/4 cup milk

melted butter

sugar and cinnamon

Preheat oven to 450° F.  Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in butter. Add most of the milk and mix using a fork until dough starts to cling together. Add more milk if needed. Roll dough on a prepared floured surface into a rectangle 1/2-inch thick. Cut with heart-shaped cookie cutter. Brush with melted butter, then sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for approximately 12-20 minutes (or until lightly browned).

16 thoughts on “Valentine Milk Biscuit Novelties

  1. It’s always so fun to see the old recipes, Sheryl. There was a time (decades) when oleo was the revered fat, over butter, so it gave me a smile to see it here, and not just as “oleo” but the whole word, “oleomargarine.” Another word we don’t use any more: “bakeboard.”

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