Will You be my Valentine?

Happy valentine s day text on pink surface
Photo by alleksana on Pexels

Why not show off these delicious sugar cookies!!! I made these on Tuesday with one of my best friends Nicole. This was before I knew the new tasks for our #EDTC300, but I learned a lot from that day in the kitchen, so here goes the progress of sugar cookies (which are not for the faint of heart. I give Sydney Kawa credit for taking on strictly sugar cookies/ decorating for her learning project).

Nicole, shared the recipe she has found and loved on Pinterest with me and it makes the perfect, soft, but also chewy sugar cookies! and the best part NO CHILLING! I will link the recipe here: https://cookingwithkarli.com/perfect-sugar-cookie-recipe/

The Process: first things first, you need to cream the butter and sugar together (the recipe calls for 2 minutes, but we creamed ours for 10 minutes – this is one of Nicole’s secret hacks to make the perfect cookies).

Another hack Nicole shared with me is when adding the other ingredients for the dough, she includes almond extract for flavor!
When adding the flour to the dough, Nicole taught me to use a spoon to spoon the flour into your measuring cup. This leaves the flour light and airy and doesn’t pack it down!
We had a cute pup that really wanted to taste the cookies!! The dough should feel like playdough! You also need to roll it out 1/2 inch thick for larger cookies!

I want to mention that these are my new Pampered Chef cookie sheets! They are amazing. Cookies were cooked perfectly, easy clean up on these non stick sheets! Did I mention they are dishwasher safe?

This is how the cooked cookies turned out! Delicious right!

Ok, so now that the cookies are made we needed to make the icing! I am so thankful that I had Nicole for help during this whole process! I couldn’t of pulled these off without her.

The icing to decorate these cookies is “royal icing” which you add small amounts of water to get the “flood” consistency you desire to decorate. The recipe we followed is from Sweetopia, she has the cutest websites with all kinds of recipes she shares! I will definitely be using her website for future baking adevntours!

Flooding the cookies! You start along the outside then keep going till you fill in the whole cookie!
Our conversation heart sugar cookies! As you can see the yellow flood icing was not “floody” enough, we added more water to the yellow to get it to the right consistency.

I am beyond proud with how they turned out! I also learned how difficult sugar cookies are to make!

The boys rated them 7.5/10 (they both said sugar cookies are not their favorite’s, but they liked how soft the cookies were and the taste!)

XOXO,

Stay Sweet,

Miss Blenkin

Baking tip #4- Scrap off the dough that builds up on your rolling pin! this will make sure that your cookie dough is even and won’t continue sticking to your rolling pin.

6 thoughts on “Will You be my Valentine?

  1. Hi Shana,
    Those cookies look phenomenal and I bet they were even more delicious. I love the layout of this blog from the pictures to the colors being used very pleasing to the eye. The aesthetics of your blog and creativity of your learning project totally shines. Keep up the good work!

    1. Thank you for commenting Mitchell! I am aesthetically please my audience and for it to not be so over bearing with words! I know personally when it is too much reading I tend to loose interest!

  2. Hi Shana,
    Those cookies look great! I am not much for icing, but I would be in there snagging a few before you had the chance to put on the decoration 🙂 . Your blog is always a treat to visit since, like Mitchell said above, it is very aesthetically pleasing. Especially this time, that cute little pastel recipe above your progress pictures is awesome! Plus I love your dog, so the dog photobombs are the best 🙂

    1. Walter is famous for joining in on my baking/cooking in the kitchen! I actually leave the chair pulled out because he likes to sit and watch haha! Thank you for commenting on my blog! The cookies were good, I am not a huge sugar cookie gal, but they tasted good! Only problem is I still have some left over and its a been a week! I wish I could share them with friends and family!

  3. Hey Shana,
    Sugar cookies are one of my favourite types of cookies. Your food presentation looks cute, clean, and tidy. I like how you added the links to the equipment you used. I often find that whenever I look up a recipe most people don’t specify what brand they are using, or that it’s too general of a description of the tools, that you don’t know what tools they are using.

    1. Hey Richelle,
      I love promoting people and their side hustles. My friend sells pampered chef so its a nice way to give her some advertising, but the products have also been amazing, the cookie sheets are the bomb! They have a very cool cake pan that you can make any letter or number it is on my list for a project in the future! my 30th birthday is coming up so I am thinking that would be a good way to start!
      -Shana

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