Friday, 8 February 2013

Valentine Cookies

It's just one week until Valentine's day, so, it's time for hearts, pink and red, although we don't celebrate Valentine's day. Here in Catalonia, where I live, couples usually celebrate Saint George's day, on April 23th, and typical gifts are roses for her and books for him.

But as a pink lover as me, I don't waste the opportunity of making sweets based on hearts and love.

This cookies are simple but effective, and the best, there's no royal icing or fondant to decorate, just the dough, so they are really easy to make.

You only need your favourite cookie recipe (any other recipe that you use for decorated cookies will work), and just follow this easy steps (I'll do my best trying to explain it to you, but believe, is easier to do it than to write it)

  1. Prepare the dough as usual. 
  2. Divide it in two, one part with 3/4 of the dough and the other, the 1/4 remaining dough.
  3. Colour the smallest part with colour of your choose (in this case, pink, although red will look great also). 
  4. Roll the dough (both, white & pink) and let them cold in the fridge at least half an hour. 
  5. Take off the white dough of the fridge, and cut it with a round cutter (although you can use any shape you want). Place the cookie in a tray and put it back to the fridge for about 15 minutes.
  6. After 15 minutes, take off the cookies and the pink dough. With a heart cutter, cut a heart from the  inside of the round cookies. The heart has to stand inside the cutter (if not, the dough isn't cold enough). Remove it and then cut a heart from the pink dough. Carefully, place the cutter above the hole of the cutter and carefully push the dough until it fits the hole. Repeat for every cookie.
  7. Let the cookies rest in the fridge at least 15 minutes before baking, so the cookies won't loose the shape.
If you want the cookies to stay white, you can use the double baking tip. It consist on remove the cookies from the oven just before the edges start to become brown. Then, turn off the oven, wait few minutes (5-10 minutes more or less) and then put the cookies into the oven again for 20 minutes. 
You can check for more detailed instructions in this post from the girls of "Mensaje en una galleta"

1 comment:

  1. I am really happy to find a good recipe! These remind me of georgetown cupcakes. They are sooooo good!