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This was originally supposed to be posted back in February, but I got into a funk and just didn’t feel like doing anything at all. So the pictures aren’t the best but at least these slice and bake heart cookies themselves are pretty freaking great. Plus they’re cute!
You can use this technique to make all kinds of cute slice and bake cookies. Instead of using a heart shaped cutter you could use a Christmas tree for the holidays or a pumpkin for Halloween. There are really so many different ways you could go about making these cookies as your own! You can even try to make your own design! How fun would that be?!
Above are some products that I personally use and recommend for this recipe and to have for everyday use. One thing these slice and bake heart cookies have in them is princess extract. Now this extract is delicious and is one of my favorite things to have in my kitchen at all times. It’s a mix of vanilla, lemon and almond extracts and when they are all combined they make an addicting concoction.
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp princess extract
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- pinch salt
- 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- food coloring
- preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. in a bowl, combine the salt, baking powder, and flour; set aside. in another bowl, combine the butter and sugar and cream together with a paddle attachment until fluffy, about 1 minute. scrape down the sides of the bowl then add in the egg and princess extract. mix until incorporated, about 1 minute. scrape down the sides of the bowl again and then gradually add in the dry ingredients.
- separate the dough in 1/4 and 3/4. take the 1/4 amount of dough and color it with your desired color of choice. roll out the colored dough and using a small heart cutter, cut out multiple hearts shapes. stack the heart shapes and place on some cling-wrap and roll it. freeze the dough for about 15 minutes until firm.
- taking the remaining dough, roll out multiple long ropes of the dough and then carefully mold them around the heart shaped log. freeze for a couple minutes until firm and i found it easier to rub a little water on the dough and then press the sprinkles in firmly. carefully cut the cookies with a sharp knife into 1/4 inch thick pieces. place on a lined sheet pan and bake for 10-12 minutes. let cool.