Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! So tell my how will you be spending Valentine’s Day, do you get flowers or chocolates?
I actually went out shopping yesterday for some fresh flowers. I was in the mood for something that makes the house feel like spring, only to realize it’s Valentine’s Day and of course flowers prices are jacked up so the stores can rake in the dough. So I decided against a purchase and will wait until the 15th when they price will go back down.
If you’re in a pinch for a gift for your sweetheart why not make a batch of cookies? Below you’ll find a printable recipe for these delicious cookies as well as the icing recipe.
I hope you all have a special day and enjoy yourself no matter what you do:)
- 3/4 C Sugar
- 1/2 C Melted Shortening
- 2 Eggs Beaten
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 C Flour
- 1 tsp Cream Tartar
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- Combine Sugar, Shortening, Eggs, and Vanilla with a mixer. Add Remaining ingredients and mix until a dough ball forms. Chill for one hours. Roll out dough 1/8" thick, cut into shapes and bake on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 6-10 minutes depending on oven temp.
- I only bake these cookies for 6 minutes and let them cool on the cookies sheet. The heat coming off it will finish the baking time and give you a firm yet soft cookie.
- 6 cups powdered sugar
- ¼-½ cup whole milk
- ¼ cup light corn syrup
- 2 teaspoons almond extract
- gel food coloring (in desired colors)
- In the bowl of a stand mixer combine sugar and ¼ cup milk. Mix until smooth. Add milk as need to create a smooth mixture, one tablespoon at a time. Add corn syrup and almond extract.
- To decorate cookies, your outline icing should be the consistency of toothpaste, your flood icing should be the consistency of corn syrup.
- Add food coloring one drop at a time until desired color is reached. Pour into bottles, decorator bags or a cup.