How do you plan on spoiling your loved ones this Valentine’s Day? Heart shaped scrumptious iced cookies hot out the oven… need we say more? We’ve got the cookie recipe, the icing recipe, and plenty of decorating ideas. All you have to do is preheat that oven to 350° and get cracking!
For the cookies you’ll need:
2 1/2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter – room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl and set aside. Beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl with a mixer on medium-high speed for about five minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat. Next, beat the flour mixture in at a lower setting. Divide the batter into two and wrap in plastic wrap, shaped into disks. Now freeze them for at least 1 hour.
Once the batter is frozen, roll it out on top of flour. Cut the dough into heart shapes using your cookie cutters! If you haven’t already, preheat your oven to 350° F. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
Now for the icing – this part is nice and simple and you can do it while your cookies are baking.
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Food coloring – we would recommend pink, white, and red, in that St. Valentine spirit.
Directions: Combine and mix (by hand) ingredients until smooth.
Don’t forget to grab your cookies out of the oven – burned cookies can be a bit of a holiday spoiler! Of course, if they do get burned, that’s probably not your fault. Likely there’s something funky going on with your oven – Call American Repair Service for your Long Island Appliance Repair and we’ll be glad to sort things out when your appliances are acting up!
Here are a few ideas for icing your cookies – Warning: don’t be intimidated! These results look so professional as to be unattainable, but all you need is a steady hand and some patience and your creations will come out just like these!