Love Bites Sugar Cookies Title


Heart Shape Cookie With Bite Missing

 

"A twist on the typical Valentine's Day cookie-for those not running around frothing, proclaimingtheir love and pledging their eternal allegiance to one another."

-Submitted by Megan Pettifor

kitchen timer Preparation, Bake, & Decorate: 1 hour 40 minutes

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COOKIE INGREDIENTS

2 cups sifted cake flour
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon heavy cream

FROSTING INGREDIENTS

1 cup 10x confectioners sugar
½ cup water


BAKING DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar, add egg and mix well.
3. Add vanilla and cream to mixture.
4. In separate bowl sift together dry ingredients, then combine both bowls.
5. Wrap dough in Saran wrap and chill for at least an hour.
6. Roll out 1/3 at a time to 1/8” thickness and cut with floured heart shaped cookie cutter. Place on ungreased cookie cookie sheet.
7. Bake at 375°F for 8 – 10 minutes.
8. Remove from cookie sheet immediately and place on cooling rack. (If they cool on the cookie sheet, some of them may break when you try to move them.)


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

The secret to success is to pay attention to the refrigeration - if you don't the dough gets sticky and you have to use a lot of flour to be able to separate the cut cookies from the cutting board. That makes them tough. I actually take only the 1/3 of the dough I am working with out, and leave the rest to chill. Also, use a good spatula to move the cookies from the cutting board to the cookie sheet, and then from the cookie sheet to the cooling rack.


FROSTING

Mix this up while the cookies are cooling, and don't apply the frosting until the cookies are completely cool, or it will run off. Use 10x Confectioners sugar and water - start with a cup of sugar and add a teaspoon of water, then add a tiny bit of water at a time mixing after each addition until you get a frosting that will spread. If you are using liquid color, it will also act like water, so add it early. If the frosting gets too loose, just add more confectioners sugar.


LAST BUT NOT LEAST

After you have applied the frosting, using the rounded side of your heart shaped cookie cutter (or for a better bite and teeth marks effect use a scalloped cookie cutter), cut out a portion of the heart to look like someone was already taken a bite out of your cookie. Repeat to all cookies, and your done!


 

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