February 11, 2013 by Emily
I think valentines day candy is super cute. Really any candy that’s trying to tell me something has a special place in my heart, but valentines day candy… well that has the added bonus of being pastel. Pretty much the trump card in cuteness. But my favorite candies to look at, conversation hearts, are just plain GROSS.
Oh, thank you adorable crush, for the sugary chalk you just gave me!
So lets take a moment and combine the cuteness of conversations hearts with the tastiness of a sugar cookie!!
What You’ll Need:
3 cups flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cups unsalted butter
1 cups sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Gel Food Coloring
1 1/5 Tablespoons Meringue Powder
2 Cups Confectioners sugar
4 Tablespoons water
Gel Food Coloring
1-In large bowl, sift together flour and salt and set aside. 2-In an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until fluffy and pale, about 5 minutes then beat in egg and vanilla. 3-Add flour mixture and mix on low speed until thoroughly combined. 4-Divide dough into three sections and knead in food coloring to desired shade. 5-Gather each piece of dough and make a ball, placing on a large piece of plastic. 6-Wrap the plastic over the ball, then press down into a disk. 7- Chill for about 45 minutes. 8-Roll dough to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut into hearts* and place onto baking sheet about 2 inches apart. 9- place baking sheet in the fridge for 5 to 10 minutes to firm up dough again then bake for 12-14 minutes or until edges are just golden brown. 10- Gently remove cookies and place on wire racks to finish cooling.
*If your using alphabet stamps for your conversations hearts, use the stamps to press into the dough to write your conversation messages and bake as usual
1-Beat all ingredients until icing forms peaks (7-10 minutes on low) 2- Divide icing into multiple bowls and add food coloring to get desired colors. 3- Pipe icing around edges or cookies and allow to set. 4- stir in 1 tablespoon of water to the remaining icing to thin it out then fill in the area between the piped outline. 5- Allow the icing to set up for at least an hour 6- Write your phrases with either a brush and gel food coloring or “food markers”
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