There are 4 times a year when it is beyond reproach to eat copious amounts of sweet things. They are Christmas, Halloween, Easter and of course, Valentines day. As a soph (like an RA, except less rule-abiding), I get to mentor around 100 frosh. The froshies had planned a Valentines cookie decorating date for Sunday afternoon and I was obviously eager to do the baking. Good sophs don't let frosh eat store bought cookies. . .
According to my notes, this recipe made for 2 dozen medium sized 'star' cookies so I decided to double it to get 30-ish large heart cookies. Either my 'star' cookies of yesteryear were really tiny or I'm not very good at counting, because I ended up having to quadruple the recipe to have enough for the frosh a few for the roommates. The recipe below is 1/4 of what I actually made and was adapted from one on cookingnook. Also, this is a great one for when you don't have a few consecutive hours to bake because they need chill time in the fridge anyway, leaving you at least an hour to get some laundry done, or take a nap in my case.
Happy Valentines Day,
Yield: 12 large cookies
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 egg (use the other half to make yourself some French toast)
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Cream butter and sugar
- Add egg and vanilla and mix
- Alternate adding dry ingredients and milk and mix well
- Chill dough in the fridge for at least an hour
- Preset oven to 375F, Roll out dough to no thicker than 1/4" and cut out with cookie-cutters
- Bake for 8-9 minutes
Per large cookie:
151 calories | 8.2g sugar | 7.8g fat
Update: From the words of an eloquent froshie:
"They were like moist, yielding with just the right amount of crumbing.
Words fail me to describe it more accurately"