Saturday, February 23, 2008

For ‘tis the Season of Love

I know Valentine’s Day was 10 days back. But it’s still spring out here. And I have only now got around to making one of the cutest recipes that came my way around valentine’s.



Sweetheart cookies look too good to eat, and are fun to bake. Beat 60 gm softened butter and 30 gm caster sugar until smooth. Then add ½ tbsp vanilla extract and 100 gm flour. Knead into a dough, roll it out and cut into heart shapes.

This actually sounds easier than it is. Maybe because it was my first time cutting cookies, or I just don’t know how – but I had to spend several attempts getting my hearts right. Even then, I cut around 8 of them, gave up the rest of it as hard work and made square cookies instead. But if you get to the heart stage, lift them on to buttered baking sheet, put a dot of jam in the center and bake for 7-8 minutes at 200C

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