Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February: Valentine Cookie Recipe


Okay, let's be honest, I haven't done much in Jan, trying to get my life back on track and I know I told you that I would be coming out you will ideas and reviews. Today I got sent an email about great easy valentines day recipes and I am very excited for this because you usually I make heart shaped sugar cookies and decorate them.

Really who does loves these??

or these??

is your mouth watering yet, because mine is.

here is the new recipe I will be trying this V Day:

Sugar Heart Sandwich Cookies

1 recipe Sugar Cookie Dough, at room temperature
6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 tablespoon pomegranate juice
Small red sugar hearts, for decorating

Equipment: 2 1/4-inch round cookie cutter, 1 1/2-by-1-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter

Prepare dough as directed and chill for 2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Sprinkle a work surface and rolling pin with confectioner's sugar and roll out dough to 1/8-inch thick. Move dough frequently to prevent it from sticking and add more confectioner's sugar to the work surface and rolling pin as needed. With a 2 1/4-inch round cookie cutter, cut 72 dough rounds, re-rolling dough as needed. With a small heart-shaped cookie cutter (about 1 1/2-by-1-inch), cut hearts from the center of half the dough rounds. Place the rounds and cutouts about 1 inch apart on parchment -lined baking sheets. Bake until just set but not brown, about 6-8 minutes. Let cool on the pan slightly before transferring to a rack to cool completely.

Meanwhile, make the filling: In a small bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, butter, confectioner's sugar, and pomegranate juice until smooth and fluffy. Spread about 1 teaspoon filling on each round cookie and top with a cut-out cookie. Place a red candy heart in the center of each. Leftover filling can be used to sandwich the small hearts together.

I would love for you share some of your favorite valentines day treats with me!

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