Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Valentines Cookies

Okay, so this post is very late!  Not only because Valentines day has come and gone, but also because some readers asked me to post this recipe some time ago and I am only just getting around to posting it!  My apologies for the delay, but they will be well worth the wait; they are DELICIOUS!

To Note: We Also Baked The Little Heart Cut-Outs, So As

Not To Be Wasteful - They Were Tasty Too!
Ingredients For The Cookie Dough

300g/10oz Flour (we used 100% wholewheat)
150g/5oz Sugar
250g/8oz Butter (soft, diced)
1 large Egg Yolk
Pinch of Salt
2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Ingredients For The Filling

60g/2oz Butter (softened)
90g/3oz Icing Sugar (sifted - I actually never bother to do this!)
Strawberry Jam (without lumps of fruit - Amy pressed ours through a sieve before we began)
A few drops of Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Water

Method - Cookie Dough

1. Beat the butter and sugar together in a stand mixer or by hand.
2. Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
3. Add the flour a little at a time, plus salt and mix until all combined.
4. Mould dough into a ball and place in cling film or something similar,
and leave it in the fridge for 30 minutes

Assembly Method

1. Preheat oven to 180c/350f.  Roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. 
Cut out circles with a fluted (2 1/2 in) cutter.
2. Arrange circles on lined/greased baking sheets.  Cut heart shapes out
of half your cookie circles, using a 1 inch heart shaped cookie cutter.
3. Bake your cookies for 12 minutes or so, until they are slightly golden.  Leave
them to cool completely.
4. Make the butter icing by beating butter until smooth and gradually
adding the icing sugar, water and vanilla extract.  Spread butter icing
over the WHOLE cookies (not the cut-out ones).
5. Now sppon on a little jam into the centre
(and onto of the butter icing) of each WHOLE cookie.  Pop the heart cut-out
cookies on the top.

And finally... EAT THEM!!!



Selah said...

The cookies look great!!

1HappyWife said...

Thank you Sarah! We can't wait to try them. I do love hearts :).
Meg's new doll is ADORABLE - loved reading your review!