This was so fun and very easy to make. It is a great Valentin'es day treat that you can make with kids or for your sweetheart! All you will need is a heart shaped pan(I got mine from Walmart), frosting, red gel icing and some refrigerated cookie dough.
I used refrigerated sugar cookie dough but you can use whatever you like. I added some flour to my sugar cookie dough to make it easier to work with. I also lined my heart shaped pan with parchment paper cut into the shape of a heart.
Place the dough evenly into the pan and make sure you fill it to the shape of the heart. Then I let it just chill in the fridge for a bit. Next bake it in the oven according to the instructions on the back of your cookie dough. In my case, I baked it at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Let it cool completely before removing from the pan. Beginning icing your cookie with some frosting. I used store bought pink strawberry frosting for mine. Then write your message with red gel icing.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Gingerbread Man cookies are my favorite Christmas cookie! I decided to make a GIANT version of this Christmas cookie classic.
This recipe yields about 3 Giant Gingerbread Man cookies. You can double the recipe to make more.
-3 1/2 cups of flour
-2 tsp of Gingerbread spice
-1/2 tsp of ground cloves
-1/2 tsp of baking soda
-Pinch of salt
-3/4 cup of molasses
-1 tsp of vanilla
-1 stick of softened butter
-1/4 cup of sugar
-1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 2 cups of confectioner's sugar
-1 egg white
-1/2 tsp of water
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-First mix your dry ingredients in a bowl. The flour, spices, baking soda, and salt.
-In another bowl beat your butter, sugar, molasses, egg and vanilla. Once mixed well slowly add in your flour mixture. Mix well until combined.
-Then take your dough and separate into two balls and wrap with plastic wrap.Set aside in the fridge to chill for 2 hours.
-Remove the dough from the fridge and roll between two pieces of parchment paper. Once the dough is flat place in the freezer for about 15 minutes,
-Then take the dough out of the freezer and cut out into Giant Gingerbread Man cookie shape. Then once it is cut out place on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
-Remove from freezer and bake the cookie at 350 degrees for 7 minutes. Then remove from the oven and rotate and bake again for about 6 minutes. Set aside to cool for at least 20 minutes before decorating.
-Decorate with royal icing and candy!
I always look forward to making butter cookies for Christmas! My co-workers really enjoy it. This recipe is super simple to make.
2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/4 tsp of salt
1 1/2 sticks of butter softened
1 cup of sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp of vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Then cream the butter, sugar, egg and add to the flour mixture. Then add the vanilla.
Scoop the dough into a tablespoon round ball on a baking sheet. My trick is with the bottom of a wine glass, dip into sugar then flattened the tablespoon of dough on the baking sheet. Makes the cookies have a nice circle shape and a sugar topping.
Bake for 10 minutes.
These cookies are so soft and delicious!
What you need:
-1 stick and 1/2 of butter softened
-3/4 cup of sugar
-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
-2 1/2 cups of flour
-1/2 tsp of baking powder
-Halloween cookie cutters
-3 cups of Confectioners Sugar
-1/4 tsp of cream of tartar
-2 egg whites
Directions for the cookies:
In a large bowl mix the softened butter, egg, sugar and vanilla until nice and smooth. Mix the flour and baking powder in a separate medium bowl and then add to the butter mixture ( add a little bit of the flour at a time).
Once the dough is mixed well divide the dough in two equal parts. Roll out on parchment paper and refrigerate for at least an hour or up to 1 day(You MUST do this step).
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.
Remove the dough, roll out(I placed the dough in between parchment paper and then rolled) and cut out your Halloween cookie cutter shapes and place on the baking sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. 8 minutes seemed to be perfect!
Royal icing is great because it hardens.
Beat the egg whites and slowly mix in the confectioners sugar and cream of tartar.
Once cookies are cool decorate with icing and sprinkles. Enjoy!
Hi there! I am Felicia.
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