LiLy ♥ (celestialrhyme) wrote in easycooking,
LiLy ♥

Valentine's Day Cookies

Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Approximately 3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Icing, recipe follows
Silver balls
Gold balls
2 tablespoons egg whites*
2 cups powdered sugar
Red food coloring

Cream the butter. Add the sugar and mix well. Add the egg, milk and vanilla and combine. Sift together 1 cup of the flour with the baking powder and mix it into the batter. Add some or all of the additional flour depending on how much the dough can handle. Form into a disk, cover in plastic and chill in the refrigerator at least 2 hours. Roll out on a lightly floured surface about 1/4-inch thick. Cut out hearts with various sized cookie cutters and place on a greased sheet pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes until very light golden brown. Let cool on the pan.

Icing: Whisk together the egg whites and powdered sugar to form a slightly loose icing. It should flow a little bit but not too much. Transfer a small amount to a separate bowl and add a tiny amount of red food coloring to make pink icing. Pipe a rim of pink icing around the edge of the cookie and then fill in the center with white icing, or just pipe decorative designs on the surface. Embellish with silver or gold balls. Let dry and package up in cello bags tied with a ribbon.


New member btw :) So I'm a complete idiot and I'd like to make these cookies :P I've made brownies before so I do have a little experience, they turned out great too! Just a few questions about this recipe >.<

1. What does it mean by 'cream the butter'?
2. What does it mean by 'greased sheet pan'?
3. How do I get 'powedered sugar'? I realized it's a different from regular sugar, so I'm making sure.
4. How would you apply the icing? I want to cover up the whole cookie but it turns out I need Royal Icing to do that (Royal Icing Recipe) I plan to use that recipe.
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1. From my understanding (and when I have done it during baking) creaming butter is when you add sugar to butter and mix until creamy consistency. Although it doesn't make sense why they have said "cream the butter" and "add sugar and mix well" because it's really the same thing.. 0_o
2. Greased sheet pan I think... would be a sheet pan (or cookie pan) ie a shallow baking pan that is greased, using butter. So rub butter lightly onto the pan, this just makes it easier when taking the baked cookies off.
3. Powdered sugar is also known as icing sugar you should be able to find it in the supermarket next to all the other types of sugars.
4. Apply with a flexible rubber/silicon spatular, or a knife. I am not good with icing on cookies so don't take my answer as gospel
These are popular with kids. I like to make them once a week.