Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine's Cookies

Valentine's has to be the second biggest holiday for treats in our house.  Not that we need a reason for goodies or chocolates, but we like to have an excuse!  Of course, we love our Sugar Cookies!  I had planned on baking up some Sugar Cookies today, but I felt like doing something a little different than the normal frosting.  Chocolate felt like the right way to go!  

This really was so simple to do, and probably took less time than if I had decorated with Royal Icing. I have already delivered some to my parents, so hopefully the rest will make it til my man gets home! 

Roll-out Cookies
1 c. unsalted butter
1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 t. vanilla extract
1/2 t. almond extract
2 3/4 c. all purpose flour
2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In your mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar til light and fluffy.  Beat in the egg and extracts.  In separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt; add to the butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition.  Divide dough into two balls.  Roll dough out to about 1/8" and cut with cookie cutter.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 6-7 minutes.  

Depending on the size of your cookies, this will make about 2 dozen.

Fudgy Frosting
1/4 c. butter
2 c. powdered sugar
3 T. cocoa
1 t. vanilla extract
2 T. milk
1 t. corn syrup (optional)

In mixer bowl, beat butter until light.  Add sugar and cocoa, a little bit at a time, beating on low speed.  Once all sugar is incorporated, and vanilla and milk.  Beat on medium speed.  Add more milk, if needed to reach desired consistency.  

Match up your cookies to the closest in size.  Flip one cookie upside down, and pipe or spread with frosting.  Cover with another cookie.  When done, thin out the remaining frosting to drizzle over top of the sandwiched cookies.  I used a little bit of corn syrup for thinning my frosting.

Enjoy :) 

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  1. Love the roll out cookies Kris. So simple yet they are still so delicious. Pinning/sharing.

    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

  2. G'day and how cute!
    G'day and how cute! I could go for one right now!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Viewed as part of the Foodie Friends Friday Valentine's Day Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  3. Another great Valentine's cookie. Thanks for sharing these on Foodie Friends Friday Valentine's Party and I hope you will join us for our Snack Food theme party this week.