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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cupid Time ... Heart within a Heart Cookie

While I was at it I thought I'd make some cookies for the boys friends (I'm sure I'll get a nasty gram for making something instead of buying, bring it on .. lol).  I made a version of these cookies with pumpkins before but I wanted to try with hearts.  I did a red and a pink version.  I should have stuck with white and used either or Red OR Pink to make them more dramatic looking but still a fun cookie.

1 cup margarine
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream the margarine and add the sugar gradually. Beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at time, mixing well after each addition.
Stir in the vanilla. Add the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt gradually to the creamed mixture, stirring in by hand. Cover and chill dough overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick and cut into your favorite shapes. Place cookies onto the prepared baking sheets.
Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 6 to 8 minutes or until cookie has a golden appearance.

First I started with the sugar cookie recipe.  I made tow batches of the dough.  Then First batch I made red with Wilton Icing color.  The Second batch I made pink with Wilton Icing Color. I find this is the best way to color anything from fondant to dough.  

I took my large Heart Cookie Cutter and cut out the cookies.  I then took my smaller heart and cut out the middle of my cookie.  I set these aside the small hearts for the next batch, I then just baked a few of small hearts for Caden's class.  I then rolled out the 2nd color (if I used red for the big heart then pink for the small heart and vice versa) then put the small heart in the big heart (almost like a puzzle piece) and lightly made the two edges stick together.  Bake like normal and rest on a cooling rack or eat right away :).

With my extra dough I made small and large hearts for Caden's Class (his class is much larger then Cole's and I was running out of steam).

Here is Cole's Valentine's all done up:

Caden's Valentine's all done up:

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