Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Heart Cookies

 
Heart Cookies - Smell of Rosemary

It is not too early to start planning your Valentine's Day treats.  These yummy jam-infused heart-shaped sugar cookies are perfect for this occasion. 

Ingredients

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
½ teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1/8 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup apricot or strawberry jam
1/4 cup powdered sugar for dusting, if desired



In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add egg and continue beating until combined. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.



On low speed, gradually add the flour mixture to the mixer bowl, alternating with buttermilk, until combined.



Wrap dough in plastic; chill until firm, for one hour or overnight.


                                                 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On a floured surface, roll chilled dough until it is about 1/8 inch thick.


                                                 For this step, you will need one large and one smaller heart-shaped cookie cutter. Cut out the large heart, then cut the centers out of half of the large hearts. Transfer to a baking sheet. Bake until lightly golden, about 9-10 minutes. Transfer cookies to rack. Continue with dough; re-rolling scraps and making more cookies until dough is used up.


                                               To make heart cookies: Place jam on the bottom heart; cover with a second heart with center cut out. Jam will serve to bind the two heart shapes. 


                                                  Dust the cookies lightly with powdered sugar for additional sweetness, if desired.

2 comments:

  1. Czy to już ciasteczka walentynkowe? fajny pomysł,aż chciałoby się spróbować takie jedno...choć myślę, że na jednym nie skończyłaby się degustacja. Pozdrawiam z Cieplic:)

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