Wednesday, February 17, 2010
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!
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
Pure Vanilla Extract- 1 tsp
Confectioner's sugar- 1 1/3 cup
Light corn syrup(Karo)- 2 Tbsp
Milk- 1 Tbsp
Vanilla extract- a few drops
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.