Baking

Valentine’s sugar cookies

Incase you couldn’t tell my boys are a teeny bit obsessed with baking, what kid isn’t right ? They love mixing and rolling and cutting, and of course licking the bowl.

 

For the last few years we have made heart-shaped sugar cookies to give out to friends and teachers for valentine’s day.

There’s a lot of controversy around valentine’s and should we celebrate it, it’s just another excuse to suck in consumers, and yes, while that may be true, personally I adore the fact that there is actually a day to promote “love”. Not just love between a man and women, but love for all of those special people around us. There is so much anger and hate in the world; the fact that there is a day to bring awareness to love is just fantastic in my books. So I unashamedly celebrate valentine’s day, every single year.

Enough of the long story, here is my fail proof recipe for the perfect sugar cookie, thanks to my beautiful friend (and sugar cookie Goddess) Liezl.

Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup (2 sticks), approx. 227 grams unsalted butter

1 cup castor sugar

1 large egg

2 tsp. vanilla

Sift the flour and salt

In a separate bowl cream together butter and sugar, add in the egg and vanilla.

Slowly mix in flour until the dough comes together.

Pull together in a bowl and chill in fridge

Set oven to 180 Degrees Celsius, roll out cookies and bake for 12 minutes

Icing

2 cups icing sugar, 3 tbsp. egg white, about 1 tbsp. warm water dependent on consistency. Beat on high.

OR, if you are low on time, head on over to Woolworths to buy their Royal Icing Mix.

 

Once the cookies have cooled pipe onto your cookies.

If there is one thing I despise in this world its icing sugar cookies, I honestly do not have the patience, or finesse to neatly do them. I would actually love to go on a course one of these days, but until then I let the boys do most of it with me. That way, I can blame the messiness on them ! 🙂

HAPPY VALENTINES WEEK !! Do you have any valentines traditions in your home?

 

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