Valentine’s Day Cookies

Hi all!

Valentine’s Day is coming. For those absent minded, it’ll be on February 14th ; )

If you are in love, most likely you’ll celebrate this special day with your partner. If you’re not, don’t worry:  it’s never too late to fall in love!

My suggestion is to make this day the sweetest one of the year!

You can start the day with a sweet and colorful breakfast: some heart shaped biscuits decorated with royal icing.

Good morning!

Valentine's Day Cookies

Valentine's Day Cookies

As you can see, these butter biscuits were decorated with white royal icing (outline) and pink runny icing (filling) by means of  a piping bag (tip #3). Once royal icing dries, it gets pretty hard, but it becomes a wonderful combination on the crispy biscuit. Yummy!

It was the first time I made royal icing, as well as my first experience decorating with it! But more attempts will come soon, for sure! Decorating cookies is really fun and relaxing : )

Valentine's Day Cookies

Let’s continue with my Valentine’s Day suggestion. In the evening, you can surprise your partner with a candlelight dinner and also sweeten your night with some more lovely biscuits for desert. Yes, this year I’m obsessed with heart shaped biscuits… Love is in the air!! lol.

Valentine's Day Cookies

Valentine's Day Cookies

These ones are delicious biscuits with strawberry jam filling. I’ll show you how to make them step by step. You’ll need:

•  Butter biscuits (click here to check the recipe)

•  Heart shaped pastry cutters: 1 standard size and 1 small size               

 

•  Strawberry jam

 

Process

Once the dough is rolled out, cut the biscuits with the biggest pastry cutter. Then, remove the center of half the amount of the biscuits by using the small cutter. You’ll get a heart shaped hole in the middle of them. Bake  them all, following this recipe, and let them cool on a wire rack. Combine one whole biscuit and one with a hole in the middle and fill them with some strawberry jam, by spreading it over the back side of the whole one. Put them together to form a single biscuit.

Valentine's Day Cookies

Don’t throw away the center of the biscuits, as you can make mini heart-shaped ones! I baked them (be careful, they get burned pretty easily) and once cooled, I decorated them with melted white chocolate, which I coloured with red paste colouring (“Sugarflair Red Extra”). I applied it onto the mini biscuits by means of a small squeeze bottle.

Valentine's Day Cookies

Valentine's Day Cookies

I made all these biscuits with so much love… Try to make yours to sweeten that special day! :)

Valentine's Day Cookies

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Sara

 

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