Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine Sugar Cookies

Valentine Hearts

We're getting ready for Valentine's day and making special treats :)
We always make a heart shaped cookie for our party and this time we made sugar cookie sandwich hearts with a yummy jam center. So good! I only know this because there may have been a little bit of taste testing going on as they were being made *grin*.

Let's Get Cracking

L was all ready to get down to business and had her new little apron that she made tied on and her hands washed even before I could ask her to do anything :) She loves to crack the eggs for me and run her hands through the flour *grin*.

Flour Fun

I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe but halved the batch this time so that we didn't end up with mountains of cookies. You will need:

3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup unsalted butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking powder
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Cream the sugar and butter together and add in your eggs and vanilla beating until everything is light and fluffy looking.

Making cookies

Add your flour and baking powder and mix until just combined. Turn out your dough onto a sheet of waxed paper and top with another sheet of wax paper so that you can press down on your dough flattening it out towards the perimeters of your paper and then place it your fridge to chill so that when you pull it out again it will be nice and easy to roll and cut out your hearts on :) Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 8 - 10 minutes or until your cookies are just browning on the bottom edges.

Heart Cookies

We used two different sized heart cookie cutters to create the tops of the cookies and then we ran a line of icing around the edge of the bottom cookie to create an icing dam so that our plum jam wouldn't squeeze out when we sandwiched the two layers together :) I make my jam without pectin so they are always a little bit runny and the icing works perfectly to keep everything in it's place *grin*.

I had to hide them out in the garage tonight to keep the kids from asking for more and so that I wouldn't sneak into the kitchen and nibble on them for a midnight snack LOL. I have terribly weak will power!



April said...

Thank you for sharing. We may have to make these tomorrow!

Rosina {Rosy ~ Posy} said...

You're welcome April :)

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Unknown said...

Rosina they look amazing, I think I will make some with the boys they will love them.

Sandpiper said...

Those cookies look amazing, like something out of a magazine!! I'm sure they taste even better! Have a fun day tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

The cookies are beautiful and yummy looking! Thanks for sharing and have a happy Valentine's Day!