A Heart for my Sweetheart

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.

Heart-shaped and decorated sugar cookies

Here’s the recipe, with my adjustments:

Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
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

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5 Responses to “A Heart for my Sweetheart”

  • zorra says:

    You should bake more, these cookies are so cute!

    Thank you for your participation, I hope you had a happy Valentine’s Day.

  • KimL says:

    Thanks, Zorra. It was a bit frustrating as, since I don’t bake much, I didn’t use enough flour, so the dough was really sticky, but I finally got it to work 🙂 I had a very nice Valentine’s Day – hope you did, too.

  • Melissa L. says:

    The cookies are so cute! I love the festive decor on the top – nicely done! I bet your valentine enjoyed them 🙂

  • KimL says:

    Hi, Melissa. Thanks 🙂 He did enjoy them. I’m inspired to continue working on my baking, especially breads. Thanks for writing.

    KimL

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