Friday, February 13, 2015

"Wood" You Be My Valentine.. (candy filled) Cookies!

 Happy Valentine's Day!

I may be a tad late with these..but you can always pin them to save and make for next year!
 This adorable wood grain design was achieved by using..what else? A wood grain embossing folder! Super easy. Super cute!

And check out these awesome cookies that Kim over @ The Partiologist created using a wood grain stamp! Love!

I'm making these candy filled cookie stacks for my Valentine..because you know..I heart him!
 The first candy filled cookies I remember seeing were these cute pumpkin cookies over @ Glorious Treats and these super festive Christmas Present cookies from Beth over @ Hungry Happenings.

I decided to only stack my cookies instead of attaching them together with royal icing. You may choose to go the royal icing route.

I also changed up a little on the ones you see below by cutting out a heart in the center of the fondant topper.
 To make my cookies, I started out with some pretty in pink cookie dough.

Click here for the recipe I used. (I omitted the orange extract for these since I'm filling them with flavored M&Ms)
 Roll out and cut your cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet. 
Chill 10 minutes. Bake 7-9 minutes at 375. Let cool.

For the "solid top" cookie stacks, cut two regular hearts and then one with the center cut out using a smaller heart cutter.

For the "open heart top" cookie stack, cut one regular heart and then two with the center cut out. 
Red Velvet M&Ms..we need no words...
 After cookies have cooled, just stack and fill!
Now we get to the fun part!
Roll out your fondant and place in the embossing folder. Now gently but firmly press to imprint. Lift fondant off and cut with the same cutters as used for the cookies.
Place fondant toppers on cookies.

How sweet is this!?

Cookie Recipe

(slight variation to Lila Loa's recipe)

1 cup salted butter softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 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.
Happy Valentine's Day
from
Sugartown Sweets!

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6 comments:

  1. Happy Valentine's Day! Your cookies are perfect for today.

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  2. wood you could you make me some of these? it makes me want to go eat a tree right now they're so darn pretty. heehee :>D

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    1. Haha..cracking up over here! Thank you Lisa. :o)

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  3. Such fun beauties! Love the play on words too. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Sue. I love working (playing) with fondant!

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