I don’t generally bake much, but this food blogging event caught my attention 🙂 kochtopf is having a one-off event: Make a heart-shaped something for your valentine. So I decided to make sugar cookies. I thought it would be cute to add some red food coloring, to make them pink – that worked out great. The recipe that came with the heart-shaped cookie cutters I bought called for vanilla or lemon extract; I decided to go with raspberry extract, to go with the pink color of the cookies.
Here’s the recipe, with my adjustments:
Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp. whipping cream
1 tsp. raspberry extract
5 drops red food coloring
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp. light corn syrup
2-3 tbsp. milk
heart-shaped candies for decorating
Preheat oven to 375*F. Cream butter and sugar together. Add egg. Blend in cream, extract and food coloring. Combine dry ingredients, and add until well blended. Shape into a flattened ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour. Roll out onto lightly floured board until approx. 1/4″ thick. Cut into heart shapes with cookie cutter. Place on parchment covered baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. Cool.
Stir together confectioner’s sugar, corn syrup and milk until smooth. Dip half of a cookie into icing, then set on waxed paper and sprinkle with heart-shaped candies. Let dry about 1/2 hour. Repeat with the rest of the cookies.
And the round-up is here: Heart-Shaped Goodies Round-up