2.14.2012

Happy Valentines Day

I hope everyone is enjoying their Valentines Day. Here are some yummy sugar cookies conversation hearts that I made. They were very fun to make. 

Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:
1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 ½ t. almond extract
1 t. vanilla
1 t. salt
2 ½ c. sifted flour
Directions:Cream butter. Add powdered sugar. Blend in egg, almond extract, vanilla, salt and flour. Chill dough until firm. Roll to ¼” thickness on well-floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters. Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 min. Cookies should not brown. Frost and decorate when cool. Yields ~40 cookies.

*Recipe from annie-eats.com

Once I had these yummy cookies made I frosted them with royal icing. To make royal icing I used 4 cups of confectioners sugar and 10 Tbsp meringue powder. I then added water slowly while stirring until it was the correct consistency. I then frosted the cookies. The cookies then need to rest for 24hrs. I then found these cute little stamps at Walmart. I dipped the stamps in gel food coloring and stamped the cookies with cute valentine sayings. 

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