Valentine Heart Cookies

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Posted on 10, Feb 2016
Serving 8-16 people
Ready in 4 Hrs - 4 Hrs 20 minutes
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Ingredients
  • Cake flour - 1 ¼ cup
  • Powdered Sugar - ¾ cup
  • Unsalted butter, softened - 6 Tablespoon
  • Egg yolks - 2 Nos
  • Vanilla Extract - ½ Teaspoon
  • Red or Pink food color - few drops
  • Salt - one pinch
  • Egg white - 1 Nos, beaten
  • Sprinkles as required to cover the cookie roll
  • Heart shaped cookie cutter
Directions
  1. In a mixing bowl, add in the butter and whisk until creamy. Add in the powdered sugar and mix well.
  2. Add in the egg yolks, vanilla, salt and whisk until creamy.
  3. Add in the cake flour and knead using your hands and make a soft dough.
  4. Divide the dough into two portions(⅓ & ⅔), reserve the ⅓ portion. Add food color in the ⅔ portion and knead it well. Refrigerate both portions for 1 hour.
  5. Take out the colored dough, sprinkle little powdered sugar on the working surface and roll out into 1 cm(adjust to the thickness of your cookie cutter) thickness sheet.
  6. Cut and make hearts with the cookie cutter. Slightly apply beaten egg white on one side of each hearts( it acts as a glue between hearts), pile them to make a heart pillar(refer video). Freeze it for 1 hour.
  7. After one hour, carefully cover the heart cookie pillar with small pieces of white dough(knead well before using) and make a cylinder shaped roll(refer video). Refrigerate it for another 1 hour.
  8. Then apply the beaten egg all-over the cylinder and roll it in rainbow sprinkles.
  9. Carefully slice it into cookies and refrigerate it for 30 minutes. Arrange cookies in a wax paper lined cookie tray and bake for 8-11 minutes or until light brown in a 350°F preheated oven.
  10. Remove from oven, and let it cool in the cookie tray for 5 minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack and let them cool completely.

Notes:

  • If you don't have cake flour,
    • Take 1 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour, then remove 2 ½ tablespoons of flour from it and substitute with 2 ½ tablespoon of cornflour.
    • Sift and continue with the recipe.

Yield : Makes about 14-17 cookies


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