Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sugar Cookies

   Visiting your blogs confirmed to me that most everyone had a good time on Valentines Day. This is very good and I want to report I had a good one too. Maybe my children enjoyed it a tad bit more, what with the funky colorful cookies and all, but I had a good time making it, seeing their excitement, which in turn pleases my DH quite a bit. Now you can see how one thing led to the other setting a ripple of joy.
   My daughter had been hounding me to make cookies. Like most mothers, I give in when I see passionate persuasion. She was bursting with ideas of how she will decorate it and what color to use and I have to say, I am quite pleased with the results myself. Don’t children amaze you with the clarity of their thinking? I sometimes wish I knew as clearly about what I want like my kids. I am pretty strong willed mind you but my daughter beats me hands down.
  She absolutely loved the icing and the cookies. My toddler son also enjoyed them, though he doesn't have a clue about Valentine's Day. I am thinking it’s the color and sprinkles on the icing but either ways he was jumping as excitedly at the whole affair as his sister.  Now it’s your turn, make some colorful spunky cookies and let’s beat this post Valentine’s Day blues. Let the party begin!



Ingredients:
For Cookies:

Flour- 1 1/2 cup
Baking soda- 1/4 tsp
Baking Powder- 1/4 tsp
Salt- a pinch
Unsalted Butter- 1/2 cup
Granulated sugar -1/3 to 1/2 cup
Egg- 1
Pure Vanilla Extract- 1 tsp

For Icing:

Confectioner's sugar- 1 1/3 cup
Light corn syrup(Karo)- 2 Tbsp
Milk- 1 Tbsp
Vanilla extract- a few drops
Food color



Method:

1.Combine the flour, Baking soda, baking powder and salt well, by sifting.
2.Beat the butter and sugar until soft and smooth.
3.Beat in the egg till it is incorporated well.
4.Pour in the vanilla extract and beat in to mix.
5.Mix the dry and wet ingredients together and flatten the dough to form a disc and keep chilled for at least 30 minutes.
6.Preheat the oven at 350 degree F and line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
7.Take out the dough from the refrigerator and roll it out on a floured surface.
8.It should be about 1/4 inch thick.
9.Cut the rolled dough using a cookie cutter and lay on the baking tray.
10. Keep this in the refrigerator again for 5-10 minutes and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the sides start turning golden brown.
11.Cool them on a wire rack.
12.For the icing,combine all the ingredients well. If the mixture is too thick add little more corn syrup and a few drops of milk.
13.Spread this on the cookie and let it dry. (this may take a couple of hours, depending on the amount of water content).



Sending this off to Priya's Hearts for St.Valentine's event.

63 comments:

  1. Coming up next in my space is these kind of cookies only...but with no eggs. Urs look colorful and cute!

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  2. Oh what great fun making such beautiful cookies with your children!

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  3. Very colorful ones...kudos to ur daughter for her idea...

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  4. such beautiful hearts,so am sure your daughter will be a great cook like you when she grows up...so nice and creative..

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  5. That's what happens! We start as couple and then end up with pleasing kids more on V day! :D
    lovely cookies.

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  6. Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Awesome cookies by the way.

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  7. These look so pretty and yummy! I have to try these delightful treats sometime!
    Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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  8. What a fun way for everyone to get involved on Valentine's Day!

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  9. The hearts look so cute.Great way to treat kids and family.

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  10. Nice decorated cookies definitely loved by everyone!!

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  11. Hi

    Very appropriate cookies for the valentine Day. Hope to see more such tasty preparations from you.

    Deepa

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  12. Lovely & colorful cookies !!!
    kids ( myself too) can't resist for true ..

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  13. picture perfect!! lovely cookies!

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  14. Nothing says love, like homemade cookies. These sugar cookie hearts are a perfect example. They are very creative & beautiful.

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  15. Home baked cookies are the best! These look so beautiful and colourful.

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  16. Such pretty and delicious heart-shaped cookies!

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  17. Hi Gulmohar,
    colourful home baked cookies... yummy!.. ur daughter's idea is cool..
    thanks for visiting my blog.. hope to see you again..
    http://umasculinaryworld.blogspot.com

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  18. Thats cute lol... colorful and perfect...loved all the click.

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  19. Cute, pretty and elegant sugar cookies, thanks for sending dear..

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  20. Those cookies are adorable. And yes, kids can come up with way better ideas than adults in most cases. Their curious minds are full of imagination :-). Cute!

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  21. Lovely and cute cookies!!great way to involve kids in Cooking!!

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  22. I agree and it amazes me to see them have a very thorough outline of ideas..I am sure as you said, we don't have that!!The cookies are looking lovely!!

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  23. I definitely often wish that I had the same conviction as kids do. They know what they want, when they want it and they won't stop until they get it!

    What I AM sure about is that I want these cookies! They look great. Beautiful decorations.

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  24. Looks so cute and yumm. Perfect for the event :)

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  25. Thats cho cute...wondeful choice for V day.

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  26. It is always fun when ur kid says happy Valentine day without knowing much about it! What a great way to celebrate with kids!

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  27. Wot a lovely way to celebrate
    V' Day :) and with such lovely cookies !

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  28. Cute!! I was bad and didn't do a single thing this year. So I'll just have to enjoy your cookies instead!

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  29. Those cookies look so cute...your kids must have had a good time when you were baking them and eating them later :)

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  30. Adore the cookies with those gorgeous icing.Cute!

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  31. Cute heart shapes and so sweet looking :)

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  32. Cool klick....loved the cookies.

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  33. oh wow, such beautiful hearts! Loved reading about your daughter, I am sure she will be a great cook too, just like Mommy :)

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  34. Oh these cookies look so cute!

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  35. Oh these cookies look so cute!

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  36. Cute cookies,Perfect valentine's gift

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  37. beautiful color and sweet hearts, ciao

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  38. .Great cookies.Any alternative for corn syrup in India...

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  39. wowwwwwwwwwwwwww...so so cute, dear...looks so perfect!

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  40. wow, I love those lovely little hearts made to please your beloved ones' hearts :):)

    that's a brilliant idea passing some time together with family in the kitchen and a lovely thing to offer for V day!! looks colourful and full of love!!!

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  41. Love ur cookies with heart shape ...colorful !!!

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  42. beautiful and colourful cookies :) its made with so much of love and enthu...I bet it would've tasted yummy
    TC

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  43. such a sweet heart your daughter.. love the cookies and the decoration..I am sure you all enjoyed these..

    www.foodlyrics.com

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  44. Thanks veryone !!
    @ Angel :I have read somewhere that corn syrup could be replaced with honey or liquid glucose. But I'm not sure how it works in this recipe. Try it out and let me know.I have tried the frosting for cakes with honey in it, which hasn't hardened much. Good luck !

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  45. Dear Namitha..LOve ur PERFECT Hearts!!!. Its always so much fun to bake for kids..and to see the joy on their faces. I too enjoy making such treats for my kids. Valentine's Day is a day to spread the LOVE.. I'm been away for a while, thats the reason you did not see many updates from me this month. I'm back now and hopefully can catch up with everybody..atleast I'll try ..

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  46. Awwwwww-esome!! Wish I can turn into a kid right now, so that you'd generously give me those wonderful cuties!! Mind blowing cookies!

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  47. Cute cookies Nami..For me valenntines day passed just like a ordinary day..I feel bad nw..Next yr i will make some spl cookies like this :)

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  48. These cookies r so amazing! so cute looking n yummy..

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  49. Cookies look so pretty and yummy!you Guys have posted a lot of great recipes..will try to catch up soon:)

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