Surprise your significant other with a sweet and romantic gesture by baking them some delicious heart sugar cookies!
These cookies are easier to make than you think, with ingredients that you can easily find from local grocery stores. Making a batch of heart sugar cookies will only take a total time of 2 hours and 15 minutes to make.
Today’s recipe uses royal icing to decorate the cookies as it is more convenient to box them up as gifts. However, you can also decorate with some buttercream frosting, if you so wish. So, why not show your appreciation and love by surprising your Valentine with some heart-shaped sugary delights!
Ingredients (2 dozen):
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 large egg
- 1 stick of unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 230g confectioners’ sugar
- 1 large egg white
- Red gel food colouring (optional)
- Start by whisking together the dry ingredients – flour, baking powder and kosher salt in a bowl.
- Using a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed until the mixture is light and fluffy. Then, reduce the speed to low and gradually add in the flour mixture. Beat until all the ingredients are combined.
- Shape the dough into a disk and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 163⁰C and line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Lightly dust some flour on the parchment paper and roll out the dough in between the floured parchment until the dough is 1/8 inches thick.
- Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out the cookies and transfer them onto prepared baking sheets. (You may reroll the remaining dough and cut out more shapes).
- Bake the cookies for about 12 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway through. The edges of the cookies should achieve a golden-brown. Then, let the cookies cool on wire racks.
- For the royal icing, use a stand mixer to mix the confectioners’ sugar and egg white on low speed until the sugar dampens. Then, add a ¼ cup of water and turn the speed up to medium-high for about 10 minutes.
- Add in a drop of red food colouring and mix until the icing reaches a solid light pink colour. Then, dip the surface of the cookies into the royal icing, letting the excess drip back into the bowl.
- Turn it cookies back face up and lay it on the wire rack. You may sprinkle on some gold sprinkles onto the icing before letting them cool for a few hours. Enjoy!
If you enjoyed this recipe, why not bake up some other lovely desserts for your loved one, too? Check out our recipes on how to make chocolate fudge and milk chocolate, among many others.
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