Do you like Valentines Day? Like most girls I have had a turbulent bipolar relationship with the holiday. I have bounced between the angry feminist teenager, which was really the masquerade of a lonely late bloomer (long story short, I didn’t grow into my teeth until I was 19). To the rose tinted haze of first love, which quickly rebounded back to angry teenager when I didn’t get the full (completely unrealistic) Hollywood worshiping.
A decade later, I would love to brand myself as Valentine ambivalent, but I can’t quite let the day pass without mention. There is something deeply comforting about the familiar affection that comes after the honeymoon stage of a relationship, that makes it worth celebrating even in the smallest (and in my case, laziest) way. So whilst I won’t be whisked off my feet on Friday, I still feel like the luckiest girl in the world.
Whether you are planning on spending the day loved up to the eyeballs, searching for the bottom of a tub of Ben and Jerry’s, or somewhere in between, a plateful of these Scottish cookies are the perfect accompaniment. The high butter compared to sugar content makes these simple treats surprisingly rich, and are fantastic served with a hot beverage, or a wee nip of Scotch. Continue reading