Thursday, January 31, 2013

Embossed Valentine Cookies~Hearts Filled With Love!

~Hearts Filled with Love~
I love Valentine's Day! The hearts..the romance..the bright spot right in the middle of a chilly, cold winter!
These cookies are my answer to Lila Loa's Challenge. Maybe I should have incorporated a little more texture..but, they were sure fun to make! Hop on over to her blog and check out all the creative submissions.
I found something super cool at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago, and I've been looking forward to trying it out! A beautiful "linking love words" embossing folder in the scrapbook section.
There are tons of designs, and priced between $5-$6, I thought this was a great deal! 
 I'm also using Wilton's Pearl Dust on my cookies today.
I used several different sizes of heart shaped cookie cutters.

 Sorry for the duplicate photos!
Sweet Success. :o)
All you need is love, is all you need..
Dust cookie cutters with 10 x sugar and cut out fondant hearts. Let dry completely, I let them sit uncovered overnight. Then, using a small paintbrush, lightly dust the sweet hearts with silver pearl dust. I'd like to try these in pink!
 ~I Heart These~

 Pretty little shiny cookies.

I had lots of fun with Lila Loa's "No Color" Challenge! happy with how these embossed cookies turned out..

Cookie Recipe
(slight variation to Lila Loa's recipe)
1 cup salted butter softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon orange extract
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
4 cups flour
Cream, butter and sugar. Add eggs and flavoring, mixing well. Add baking powder and mix again. Gradually add flour on low speed just till combined. I knead the dough a little to make sure the last little bits are flour are fully incorporated. Chill dough. Roll out on lightly floured surface and cut with cookie cutters dusted with flour. Place cookies on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Chill pan for 10 minutes in frig.
 Bake @ 375 for 7-9 minutes.
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