Monday, 27 January 2014

Valentines vanilla cookies


Valentines is just around the corner so why not making this lovely day even more sweet!! This vanilla cookies are very simple to make and the rich vanilla flavor is just amazing! I am sure you and your Valentine will just love them!!!

Ingredients:

  • 220g flour
  • 150g butter
  • 100g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 pkg vanilla pudding (apporx 40g each)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pkg vanilla sugar or 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • pinch of salt
  • red food coloring - optional
Preparation:

Preheat your oven to 180ยบC. You can make your pastry by hand, or simply pulse all the ingredients in a food processor. If making by hand, sieve the flour with the baking powder and vanilla pudding, sugars into a large mixing bowl. Add chopped butter and mix with your hands until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the eggs and gently work it together until you have a ball of pastry dough. If you want you can now divide your dough into 2 pieces.  Put the half of the dough into a separate mixing bowl and add the red food coloring and whisk all together. 
Now you can just use a spoon to form your cookies and put them directly on the baking sheet and put into the owen. 
But if you would like to cut out some hearts, like I did, sprinkle a little flour over the pastry, then wrap it in a cling film and pop it into the fridge to rest for 0.5hour. When the pastry is cool it is much easier to roll it and cut it out. 
Take out the dough from the fridge and on a floured worksurface, roll dough to 1/2 cm thickness and cut with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. 
Place your hearts on the baking tin and bake for 10 minutes. You can use any shape you like they will still be delicious!

*Recipe adapted from  Sweet Bella Roos




Idea: You can also put some of your favorite jam in between and make a sweet sandwich :)




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