Lingerie Chocolate Chip Shortbread

I’ve seen a few of these types of biscuits online and thought I’d give them a try – I don’t think my icing skills are anywhere near as good as they could be and I really wanted to practice. I decided to use a basic shortbread recipe for the biscuits, with added chocolate shavings to make them more interesting. Chocolate chips could be added, but I think they would alter the look of the biscuits too much.
Lingerie Chocolate Chip Shortbread
I had to make an unbelievable amount of icing to get the perfect colours – I was searching for pastel shades as opposed to the really bright shades I originally got.
Lingerie Chocolate Chip Shortbread

I intended to use a piping bag to decorate the biscuits, but because mine were really small, I found it much easier to use the handle of a spoon to spread the icing and to carry out any minute detail with the help of a toothpick.

Lingerie Chocolate Chip Shortbread

This recipe yields around 12 small lingerie sets.

Lingerie Chocolate Chip Shortbread
130g flour
Pinch of salt
115g butter at room temperature
30g icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp chocolate shavings
9 tbsp icing sugar
Blue colouring
Pink colouring
1. Mix the flour and salt together in a bowl.
2. In another bowl, beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar and beat again until smooth.
3. Gently stir in the flour mixture until just incorporated – don’t over-mix.
4. Flatten the dough into a disk shape and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill the dough in the fridge for an hour or until firm.
5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the into a circle around 1/2cm thick. Cut the biscuits out using a heart shaped cutter. Keep half of the biscuits as whole hearts (these will be the bras) and cut the point off the other half of the hearts (these will be the panties).
6. Place onto a plate and put into the fridge to chill for 15. This process firms up the dough so the biscuits maintain their shape when baked.
7. Whilst the biscuits are in the fridge, preheat the oven to 175C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
8. When chilled, bake the biscuits for around 10 minutes, or until very lightly browned. Be really careful not to leave them in the oven too long – these burn so easily. You need to remove them when they are still quite pale. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
9. Make the coloured icing by separating the icing sugar into three containers. Add just a drop of red colouring into one container and just a drop of blue colouring into another container. Continue to add tiny drops of water into each off the containers one by one until you get a thick, spreadable consistency and pastel colours.
10. After the biscuits are cool and you have the perfect icing – it’s time to be creative! Look online for ideas, or become your own lingerie fashion designer as you  decorate these biscuits.

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