Celebrate February 14 by baking valentine cookies for your sweetheart. This is an easy recipe for cookie lovers to show off their affection and creativity.
|Confectioners’ sugar||1 cup|
|Unsalted butter, softened||1 cup or 2 sticks|
|White vinegar||1 Tbsp|
|All purpose flour||2¼ cups|
|Ground ginger||1½ tsp|
|Baking powder||¾ tsp|
|Baking soda||¼ tsp|
|Red food coloring|
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Sift flour, ground ginger, baking soda, salt together and set it aside.
- Cream softened butter with confectioners’ sugar and white vinegar using an electric mixer until well combined.
- Fold in the dry ingredients. Divide dough in half and mix red food color into one half. (If dough is too dry, add some water or milk, 1 teaspoon at a time.)
- Roll dough on a lightly floured surface, about 1/8 inch thick. Use cookie cutters or templates to cut into heart shapes of different designs.
Bake for about 5 minutes or until set but not brown. Allow your custom-made valentine cookies to cool on cookie sheet for 1 or 2 minutes before carefully transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.