Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Valentines Cookie Crafting
Since college, I have had a yearly get together with my friends to make paper crafts in honor of Valentine's Day. Mostly I accomplish nothing because I am too busy making inappropriate, funny and ironic cards for friends. I expect nothing less this year, and I even want to literally join crafting and sugar (instead of crafting while eating sugar).
Sugar cookies are easy. True, I like cooking. But I also love cooking when it's easy. Look online for a recipe or try this one (I don't think it was the best, but who needs "best" when you are decorating with icing and sprinkles, right?):
In a mixing bowl:
1 1/2 C flour
1/2 C sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt (My cookies taste a bit salty, so you could get away with adding less)
In smaller bowl:
1/2 C oil
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp maple syrup (I used agave, but honey might do... or just more sugar and a little water)
1 egg (I used Ener-G egg replacer)
I used a cylindrical glass cup to roll the dough, but those of you who have actual baking tools, use them! Once thin, no more than 1/4 inch thick, I cut out heart shapes (cute!) and then also "broken hearts", because I think I'm hilarious, and placed them on a baking sheet. In the oven at 375 degrees F until the cookies brown at the edges: 5-7 minutes.