Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies

6 Feb 2015

Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies

Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies


Okay, so even though me and my boyfriend don't really celebrate Valentines day, I am making this an excuse to make cute treats.

As if I really needed an excuse...



Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies


I went on a late night Amazon shopping spree. And whenever I go onto Amazon late at night, you can bet that I will end up with something that I won't use or pleasantly surprised by my late night genius a couple of days later.

I can tell you now that this time, I was in the plesantly surprised category.


Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies


I ended up with heart shaped cookie cutters (because, the cuteness), a fine mesh strainer (now I can finally rinse my quinoa. Yeah, I wasn't doing that...) and some edible colored markers.

Okay, so I know I may not use these edible markers too much, but look at how cute they look on the sugar cookie above! Forget those chalky conversation hearts. I can write whatever I want on these cookies!


Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies


These cookies are so shareable, you don't need to be in a relationship to enjoy these. If you aren't spending Valentine's day with a partner, then share some cookies with your colleagues! Share them with your neighbors! Or keep them for yourselves. Because I think that above all, it is always important to love yourself.

And the first step to loving yourself is by baking yourself some loving cookies.


Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies


Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies
printable recipe

What you'll need:

Cookies:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Icing (Optional)

  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 oz butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
+ jujube hearts

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour and the baking powder. Set aside. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats and set aside.
  2. Cookies: In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar. Add in the whipping cream, egg and vanilla extract. If the mixture is crumbly, keep mixing or add more whipping cream. My mixture was super crumbly, but it eventually came together with time.
  3. Knead the dough into a ball. Place one sheet of wax paper on your table and place the dough ball on top. Place another piece of wax paper on top. (The wax paper is to create a smoother sugar cookie). Roll the dough out using a rolling pin until desired thickness.
  4. Cut the dough using cookie cutters, and place on the prepared baking sheets. 
  5. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. While the oven is preheating, place the baking sheets in the freezer to chill. This is so the cookies will keep their shape better. 
  6. When the oven is preheated, place the baking sheets in the oven, and bake for 7-10 minutes. Remove from oven, and allow to cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  7. Icing: In a medium bowl, cream together the icing ingredients until fully combined. Frost on cooled cookies. Add some jujube hearts or other candies for decoration.



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21 comments:

  1. Love those late night shopping trips to Amazon! :) You need no excuse to make cute treats, especially ones to share. Anyone (me included!) would love those sweet heart cookies! :)

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  2. These are so cute and late night amazon sprees are the best :)

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  3. Awww.. how cute.. I would make them for myself :D

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  4. These cookies are so adorable!

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  5. These are adorable treats to make for your Valentine's. :)

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  6. Cream cheese frosting on biscuits?! Dang - you know your schtuff :D These looks amazing! And it sounds like you bought a good few handy things to use in the kitchen, the markers sound incredible, AND you can write inside jokes on your cookies rather than having to express yourself through Lovehearts - win! :D
    Thank you so much for sharing, these look adorable!

    Normally for valentines, I go to anti-valentines parties (to mingle with friends, cook and have a glass of red or two) aaaand I make Scandi-waffles, as they are heart-shaped and this appropriate ^ ^ I might have to buy some heart sweets and make these though, thanks for the recipe :D x

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  7. I can see myself gorging on these cookies and finding it hard to share :-P

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  8. These are so adorable! Love the hearts - perfect for Valentine's Day :)

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  9. Cute, little cookies...for Valentine or any other (romantic) day ;-)

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  10. These are so cute and festive! I love those edible ink markers- I have a set too and they are so fun and easy to work with. Beautiful!

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  11. Ooh, these look fabulous! You've just reminded me that I'm short on a few classic cookie cutter shapes! Off to Amazon :)

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  12. I simply LOVE (tee hee) this recipe for heart shaped cookies! Classic and perfect.

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  13. Latenight shopping always gets me. These are so cute!

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  14. It's funny..but not..the first post I read of yours I tried to follow..to no avail..trying again now:)
    Your cookies are darling..Comme toi.

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  15. It's funny..but not..the first post I read of yours I tried to follow..to no avail..trying again now:)
    Your cookies are darling..Comme toi.

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  16. I havent bought edible ink markers yet since I still cant find enough excuses to use them for me to buy them! Although, I would reallyyyy love some! Haha These cookies are super cute!

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