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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tiny Shortbread Sweetheart Cookies for Valentine's Day

~~~Love is all around~~~

I have seen so many BEAUTIFUL looking recipes.  There is one that I fell in-love with the moment I saw and knew it had my name all over it! 
Couldn't you put your heart into something this gorgeous?

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The minute I saw Fresh Eggs Daily post with the recipe, my plan began!

Tiny Sweetheart Cookies

Ingredients:

2 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup powder sugar, sifted
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 Tsp baking powder
2 cups all purpose flour
Red food coloring (for tinting icing)

Directions:

Cream butter and Sugar
Add Vanilla
Combine baking powder and flour
Add baking flour mixture to mixture on low speed until blended well



Form dough into a ball
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Flatten and wrap with saran wrap










Refrigerate for 30 minutes
Preheat oven to 350°
Line baking sheet with parchment



Roll out dough
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Cut out hearts with mini-heart cookie cutter











Arrange on parchment 1/2" apart photo f5566d91-3c92-44c4-88a0-42dd62d47f0c_zps9f36ad05.jpg




Bake for 10 minutes or until light brown
Allow to cool

Icing:

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup powder sugar, sifted
1 Tbsp milk
24 Tsp vanilla

Directions:

Stir up all ingredients
divide your icing into however many colors you are tinting. Tint with food coloring to your desired color, one drop for a light pink, 2 drops for a darker pink and 3 drops for even darker pink.  I used three colors recommended by the recipe.

Tiny, Sweet and Delightful!

Want more recipes?  Foodie Friends Friday  has the best of the best!

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Happy Valentine's Day!