Best Cookie Recipe
I know the main focus of this blog is knitting and yarn craft, but baking is a craft too. Besides, don’t we all deserve a little treat once we finally finish the big project we’ve been slaving over? This cookie recipe has some purposes for us keen knitters.
First, they are a delicious treat. Second, they are Valentine cookies, so make a great additional gift alongside other craft items at this time of year. Third, they are a project you can share with a loved one. That may be in order after you’ve huddled up in a corner with your needles, yarn, and iPod for hours. (Is that last one just me?).
Treat Your Family, And Yourself, With The Following Valentine Cookie Recipe
Before we get into the method, I warn you that this cookie recipe does produce lots of cookies. That is due to portions, but it will also depend on cookie size too. Some of these are cute and small, and others are a bit bigger and more indulgent.
The first thing that you need to do is make your cookie dough. As long as you have an accurate set of scales and an excellent electric mixer, then it is pretty easy. Cream 1 cup of unsalted butter with 2 cups of sugar until fluffy. Then, add two large eggs, one at a time and mix in well. Sift 4 2/3 cups of all-purpose flour, a teaspoon of baking soda and a ¼ teaspoon of salt into another bowl. Then add this to the dough, alternating with ¼ cup of buttermilk. Once finished, wrap it up and leave it to chill for at least an hour.
Some of the cookies in this cookie recipe will have sanding sugar on them for sweetness and texture. This recipe allows us to add in pretty colors with petal dust. Just a small pinch is all you need to make these cookies suitably pink.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees and line the sheets with parchment paper. While it heats up, you can cut and shape your cookies. Roll out the dough onto a starched surface and use heart shaped cutters to create your cookies. For the elaborate ones, cut a smaller heart out of one of the bigger hearts to create a frame. Place this over a big heart to create space for a filling. Sprinkle some with your pink sugar.
Make sure to keep going until there is no dough left. Combine the scraps and reroll them to make new cookies. Once there is no room left on the plate, bake them for about 10 minutes and leave them to cool. Once cooled, it is time to add the strawberry jam to that cutout frame for a tempting red heart.
That Is All There Is To This Brilliant, Tempting Valentine Cookie Recipe
This cookie recipe looks like it will be too complicated when you see the photos of the multicolored cookies of different shapes. However, the process couldn’t be more straightforward. My test run worked out pretty well. I look forward to making them again with my daughter when Valentine’s Day rolls back around.