How to Express your love to family and friends? You can give a gift that is made with love. The gift needs to be special. Give a Valentine – corny, to give edible Valentine's day card – a win-win. Heart, beautiful and sweet, better than any words tell about true feelings.
Cookies with frosting on Valentine's Day
Ingredients for cookies on February 14
- 1 Cup (250 grams) butter, softened
- 2/3 Cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1.5 teaspoon vanilla or half a sachet of vanillin
- 1 egg
- 4 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Beat the butter with a mixer at high speed
Add sugar, beat until sugar is dissolved, 3-5 minutes. Add corn syrup, soda slaked lemon juice, vanilla and eggs.
To combine 4 cups of flour and a quarter teaspoon of salt. Add to the mixture with butter.
Knead the dough. Put in the fridge for 1 hour.
Remove dough, divide it into three parts (it is more convenient to work with the dough). To work with each part of the dough at a time.
Sprinkle the table with flour. Roll out the dough layer of 3-4 mm thickness. Molds, a glass or a knife to cut biscuits desired shape. Form a Valentine heart. Valentine's Day hearts decorated with red lacquer, would look particularly impressive. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment for baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until the pastry has become Golden on the edges. Then remove from the oven biscuits. Allow to cool, remove from pan. It is better to place on the grill. Before decorating the cookies should cool completely.
Ingredients for sugar glaze:
- 2.5 cups of powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- ½ Teaspoons almond extract
- Food coloring (red or pink)
The method of preparation of cookies on Valentine's Day
- Globcos in a bowl mix the powder, milk, butter and almond extract. Beat with a mixer at medium speed. If necessary, add some more milk. The glaze should be slightly thinner than sour cream. Must be easily applied, while not draining with the cookies. Divide the frosting into three parts. The first part will remain white. In the second add, while stirring, a little red dye to make pink. The third part can be made of bright red.
For the application of glaze will fit a pastry bag, squirt, tight clean package with a cut tip or a special bottle with a special nozzle for easy application of the glaze.
Cover cookie with icing. You can do a solid fill with frosting, or make a marble stains, writing or drawing. Immediately after applying the glaze on top of cookies can be sprinkled with small drops or special decorative sprinkles. To the glazing turned out better to neat move from the edges to the center. First outline the contour of the glaze, wait until hardens, and then fill in the outline. For a beautiful marble effect you will need: dyes in two contrasting colors and a toothpick. From the contour to the center, to draw alternately in different colors, heart shape. Between the lines shouldn't be a big gap, otherwise the paints will not mix. With a toothpick gently make streaks. The frosting needs to thicken. For this cookie you need to put on a horizontal surface one layer at a small distance from each other.