Happy Valentine's Day!
Nothing says I love you more than a soft cutout sugar cookie with buttercream frosting and personalized with your name in chocolate
I made these for my daughter and her friends Valentine's Day.
They will be celebrating one of the girls 16th birthday.
The birthday girl is a huge fan of Harry Potter so I personalized 5 of the cookies with their names and then added a few Harry Potter decorations as well as a Sweet 16 decoration.
I decorated the cookies with buttercream frosting and then made their names and Harry Potter decorations with white chocolate candy coating. It's real simple, just print out the names and.or decorations and then trace ontop of wax paper. The peel off easily and then can be placed on top of a freshly frosted cookies.
Below are the recipes for the cookies and buttercream frosting and
a tutorial for making chocolate names and designs.
Sour Cream Cutout Cookie Recipe:
2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. almond extract
1/4 tsp. salt
Makes 10 dozen cookies
In large mixing bowl, combine sugar, sour cream, eggs, butter and shortening. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, almond extract and salt. Beat at low speed until soft dough forms. Cover with plastic wrap. Chill 1 to 2 hours, or until firm. Note: this dough is very soft, don't worry. Let it chill for a few hours and it will be perfect to roll out and cut.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. On well-floured surface, roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness (don't cut any thinner). Using 3 inch cookie cutters, cut desired shapes into dough. Place shapes 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until edges are light golden brown. Prepare frosting as directed. Decorate cookies as desired. Let dry completely before storing. Freeze well unfrosted.
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening
5 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
pink food coloring
Mix softened butter on medium speed with an electric or stand mixer. Beat for 30 seconds until smooth and creamy.
Add powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until crumbly. Gradually add milk until frosting reaches desired consistency. Add a couple drops of pink food coloring.
Frost each sugar cookie using a knife and sprinkle with pink sprinkles.
Chocolate Names & Designs Tutorial
Type your names using MS Word or your favorite word processor and print on white paper
Place a sheet of waxed paper on top of the printed page
Melt the candy coating, such Make 'N Mold chocolate
and place in a squirt bottle or decorating bag
Trace the name with the melted candy coating / chocolate
Let the candy coating / chocolate harden (it just takes a few minutes)
Peel chocolate name from the wax paper and place on freshly frosted cookies
~Happy Valentine's Day~