Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cheery Cherry Valentine Cookies!

Cheery Cherry Valentine Cookies! ...
or, My Mom's Birthday Cookies
 in this case! 
With our Mom's birthday
on February 13th, we have always used the Valentines theme. 
I think she LOVES it ;o)
I used cherry flavors in my cookie dough and royal icing.
My kitchen smelled heavenly..hmmm.
I also tinted my dough with Wilton rose color..so pretty.
Here's my dough...i heart it :o)
and I'm getting ready to roll...
Sprinkle your work surface with flour.
 I'm making a few fondant hearts for decoration.
I dipped my cutter in 10 x sugar first.     
I also rolled the fondant on parchment paper so I wouldn't need additional powdered..it worked perfect..no sticking!
Here are the lovely lavender hearts..
and i didn't even use them!
I am flooding one entire cookie!
I love the look..so clean.
(once it dries)
Place your cookies on parchment paper to dry.

I wanted some of the cookies to resemble love letters..i think they turned out pretty good!
I used a little rose food gel mixed with a drop or two of water, then used a watercolor paintbrush to *flick* on ink splotches.
I used my food writer pen, fondant hearts, pink sugar sprinkles.and heart sprinkles to decorate them.

 I always have to make a few little *dotty heart* cookies...these aren't perfect as i did not feel like outlining the cookie first.
I used my *flood* icing to decorate the entire cookie..as you can see from the uneven lines..

 :o)
before & after
 I iced a few smaller hearts..
 then covered them with tiny heart sprinkles.
These are a smaller version of the 
*love letter* cookies..
These are super tiny cookies.
I used the smallest fondant heart cutter for this cookie, iced it, then used tiny sprinkles to decorate.
Wishing you all a..
 Valentine's filled with..
 Love these...
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Cherry Cookie Dough Recipe
3 cups all purpose four
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup sugar
2 sticks salted butter (softened)
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon LorAnn cherry flavor
Wilton rose color food gel
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Combine flour & baking powder in a separate bowl.
Cream butter & sugar in mixer.
Add egg , flavorings & food color, mixing well.
Scrape down sides of bowl and then another quick mix.
Gradually add flour mixture till combined. 
Chill dough.
Bake @ 350 10-12 minutes.
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 Cherry Royal Icing
4 cups confectioners sugar
4 tablespoons meringue powder
6 tablespoons warm water
1 teaspoon cherry extract
1 teaspoon light corn syrup
icing color
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Cover your mixer with a damp towel, mix dry ingredients on low.
Add water, flavor, coloring and corn syrup & mix on low 
7-10 minutes till you have stiff peaks.
For *flood* icing, add small amounts of water stirring slowly until you achieve a glue-like
consistency.
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I Love All Your Comments and Read Each One :o)
Sweet 
&
Happy Baking
from
Sugartown Sweets!



9 comments:

  1. Happy Valentines sis,these cookies look so yummy and artistic,I know mo Lonnie and kids will enjoy!!! ; )

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  2. Yum-myyyyyy!!! These taste as good as they look! What a great job! I can't wait to eat the "flooded" cookie tonight. I wish Mom had taken it, but alas, I had to :P

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  3. Great ideas!!
    Happy Valentine Day

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    1. Thank you manu! Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

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  4. Are you on Facebook or Pinterest? If so, I'd like to follow you :-)

    I came across your post while searching for heart cookie cutters. These cookies above are fantastically beautiful! I love anything with hearts on it.

    I actually make handmade cold process soap, and some of the soap I make to look like cakes or cookies. That's how I stumbled onto your site. I love some of your unusual cookie cutters. Do you remember where you got them?

    Thanks!

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    1. Hello and thank you! I'm currently working on growing my cookie cutter collection..which is still quite small! The majority of my cutters are Wilton brand. My hubby surprised me this weekend with an Ateco alphabet set! Wherever I go, I look for unique cookie cutters. You will be surprised where you can find them. Hope this helps. :)

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    2. Oops..sorry! I am working on getting set up on Pinterest and Facebook early next year. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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