Sugary Hearts for the soul

As Valentines day was just last week, I decided to share a late post on heart-shaped sugar cookies. The cookie was creamy, sweet and loving! It is somewhat like a shortbread cookie as it was pretty hard from the amount of flour used and the high oven temperature. Cookies like this should be eaten with a cup of coffee or tea with your love ones. And the steps to create love in the tummy starts below! Enjoy~

Firstly, start with a clean table top! The picture below is the aftermath of the baking. Don’t fret on the cleaning, it’d be fun if you’re doing it with your love ones! P.S. There’s plenty of flour involved…

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Second, Always prep your ingredients before you begin to whisk and cream. You might forget a little here and there if all the ingredients are not at sight or assembled together.

Thirdly, Just have a good time baking and shaping your love on the dough!

Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookie
Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookie

I used a basic sugar cookie recipe and used heart-shaped moulds to produce Heart-shaped Cookies!

Basic Sugar Cookie

Ingredients

  • 1 c. {two sticks} of REAL unsalted BUTTER, softened
  • 1 1/2 c. confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 tsp flavoring {pick what you like, I prefer almond}
  • 2 1/2-2 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Cream together softened butter and confectioner’s sugar. Crack the egg into a separate bowl, and add the flavoring. I use emulsions, but extract also works well. Add that to the butter sugar mixture and mix until the egg is thoroughly incorporated. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt, then add little by little to the mixture. I can tell the dough is ready when most of it sticks to the paddle. When I touch it, it has a little give, but does not stick to my fingers.
  2. Roll out on parchment to about 1/4 an inch thick, use flour for dusting as necessary. Then, cut and bake at 400 degrees (200 degree C) for 7-8 minutes. This version makes 2-2 1/2 dozen, doubled, it makes 4-5 dozen

( Recipe from http://www.sweetsugarbelle.com/2011/06/basic-sugar-cookie-recipe-2/ )

My cookies came out great, most of them perfectly shaped, not many deformed cookies.

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I hope you have enjoy the post and if you try baking it, comment how are your cookies!

Well, I’ve come to the end of this post, hope you enjoy it and have fun baking!

 

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