Thursday, February 11, 2016

Heart shaped cookies- Valentine Day Special !!

With Valentine's Day round the corner nothing can be better than sipping a hot cup of tea with some Heart shaped cookies.
I really can't get myself to enter the kitchen unless I really have too.
However, since I started developing an interest in baking and checked around the net for easy recipes, since I really don't have patience and like things simple and better still those I can prepare fast, I came across a blog Edible Garden written by Nags and have remained a fan ever since! I have tried quite a few of her recipes and they have always been a hit!
Today's recipe is taken from her blog and with of course a little twist of my own here and there :)

Icing sugar- 1/2 cup (you can alter as per your preference)
Butter- 60 gms at room temperature
Egg-1 lightly beaten, we will be using just half of this.
All Purpose Flour -1 cup
Red food colouring- a few drops
Vanilla Essence- I/1 tsp
Saffron Flavoured Essence


Method :
Whisk the butter and icing sugar in a bowl until you get a smooth texture.
Add half the egg mixture and vanilla essence and combine it.
Divide the mixture into two bowls.
Add the red colouring to one.

To the other half add the remaining 1/4tsp of Saffron flavoured essence and mix well.
Divide the flour into equal halves and use your hands gently to make a soft dough.

Then transfer one portion of dough between two pieces or parchment or grease paper and roll out 1/4"
Using both cookie cutters cut out hearts(or any other shapes you prefer).

Repeat the step with the other dough and gently swap out the inner smaller hearts.

Bake them in a pre-heated over at 180 degrees(I use my convection microwave) for about 12 mins.
And here are your Heart shaped cookies ready!!

Cool them completely before transferring them into an airtight container.
I tried adding cocoa powder to one batch as Diya(my elder one)prefers anything that is chocolate flavoured and Hiya(my younger one) likes them in pink. So when they saw the cookies they we happy with no complaints :)

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  1. Oh Ruby, these are the prettiest cookies ever! Wouldn't I love to try them!

  2. How pretty! Perfect for February!

  3. Wow ... perfect for Valentine's Day and they look yummy!

  4. Happy Valentine Day! For somebody who doesn't go in the kitchen unless you have to, I'd say you are amazing! These look professionally done and as if you had practiced often! Lucky kids!

  5. Your cutout cookies are very pretty. I'm happy to find your blog.

    Wishes for tasty dishes, Linda

  6. Great photos! Stopping by from Photo Friday and hoping you'll join up at Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) here:

  7. Very pretty cookies. Thanks for the idea! I though it was more difficult to create them.

  8. Thanks for sharing on Crafty Moms Share Sharing Linky Party where I found you. These are so cute and simple cant wait to try making them.

  9. These look great. I'm sure they taste great as well. Thanks for sharing with "Through My Lens"

    Mersad Donko Photography

  10. Wonderful! I wish I could sample these wonderful delights! Have a grand day!

  11. Most appealing cookies. Like the clear processes of your journey.

  12. Very cool. Nice to see you again at

  13. What attractive biscuits - look so yummy too!

  14. I'm with you on simple. I think your cookies look just perfect!

  15. I will ask my wife to make it, just seeing them is mouth watering ;-)