Yes, this involves more cookies. You know, Valentine’s Day is a day for love (and sweets), and love (and sweets) is for everybody. So, single friends, let’s make our Valentine’s Day awesome! What follows is a slightly modified version of my sugar cookie recipe, along with a few pictures of how I make my favorite VDay cookies. I made a half recipe.
Ener-G Egg Replacer, equivalent to one egg
1 C white sugar
1/2 C brown sugar
3/4 C Smart Balance
3/4 C coconut milk beverage
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
4 1/2 C flour (I did 3 1/2 C white flour and 1 C oat flour)
cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg to taste
Optional: A few pinches of nutritional yeast
Mix dry ingredients…
In this case they can be thicker because I’m using a pattern I made myself, and I don’t have to press it in. I simply drew a human heart onto a thin piece of cardboard, cut out the shape, and I lay it on the cookie dough. (Yes, I know I’m not the best artist)
Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 8 minutes, or until they are lightly browned around the edges. Don’t over-bake them, or they’ll get really hard!!
I made an icing with 1/4 C confectioners sugar, red food coloring, a little raspberry extract (to taste), and water. Add water just a tiny bit at a time. You want the icing to be loose enough to spread easily, but thick enough that it won’t run all over the place.
I spread mine on the main part of the heart with a small butter knife, then use the tip of the handle of a food-grade paintbrush to do the drop of blood. Let the icing dry.
Then you can really press it hard into the dough and wiggle it around a little to make a clear impression, and you shouldn’t have any problems with the dough sticking. These were for Mr. Lincoln’s birthday yesterday 🙂
Now, for the icing for my Abe bust cookies, I did 1/4 C confectioners sugar, 1 Tbsp dark cocoa powder, a little vanilla, a little water.
How are going to celebrate Valentine’s Day?