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Valentine’s Cookies

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posted February 13th 2019

This Valentine’s Day, why not spend some time with your grandchildren baking some of these lovely heart-shaped cookies, they’ll make a great gift for mummy and daddy at the end of the day.

You will need:

  • 340g butter
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 625g plain flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 100ml water
  • Sprinkles
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter


To make them you will need to:

  1. In a large mixing bowl cream the butter.
  2. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, sugar and ask your grandchild to stir.
  3. Then add 500g of flour but do this in stages, adding about 100g at a time, stirring continuously.
  4. Add the salt, stir and then add the baking powder.
  5. Slowly add the final 125g of flour into the cookie dough mixture
  6. On a lightly floured surface knead the cookie dough for a few minutes.
  7. Wrap the cookie dough tightly in cling film and put in the fridge to chill for an hour.
  8. Preheat the oven to 180c/gas mark 4.
  9. Remove the cookie dough from the fridge and sprinkle flour on the kitchen surface.
  10. Knead the dough until it’s pliable. If you think it’s still a bit sticky add some more flour and knead again.
  11. Roll out the cookie dough until it’s a few millimetres thick.
  12. Ask your grandchild to start cutting out the heart shapes using the cookie cutter.
  13. Place the heart shaped cookies on some baking paper on a baking tray
  14. Place in the over for about 10 minutes, until golden. NB This is a job for the adults.
  15. Whilst the cookies are cooling down you can start to make up the icing sugar. We have suggested white icing sugar but you could always add a drop or two of red food colouring to make a nice pink colour. Mix the icing sugar together with the water but be careful to add the water slowly.
  16. With a spoon add the icing sugar to each cookie and let the grandchildren add lots of sprinkles.
  17. Enjoy!

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