As is turns out, I’m the literal worst at being prepared for blogging, and I don’t even have something Valentines Day themed for today! Perhaps I’ll branch out and update on a Thursday for the sake of obnoxious holiday themed treats. Fortunately I do have a cookie that’s appropriate if you’re looking for a simple things to make for your loved ones. I used a Wilton Cookie Press for these, but don’t be discouraged if you don’t have one– these come out just as cute and yummy if you load the dough into a bag with an icing tip and pipe it that way 🙂
You will need:
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
Jam of your choice, if you would like to put something in the center of your cookie
Pre-heat your oven to 350. I don’t really mess around with this dough too much. It’s such a simple recipe that you can basically just throw all the ingredients into a bowl and combine them. Transfer some of your dough into your cookie press (or icing bag) with the decorative plate in place, per manufacturer’s instructions. Place the cookie press face down directly on top of your cookie sheet, and pull the trigger, releasing the dough. If your dough is too soft and not holding shape well, chill until dough comes together a big more. Throw a little jam or candied cherry in the middle, and bake for about 6-8 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are just barely brown.
These are pretty much good for any holiday, as easy as can be, and most cookie press kits come with heart shapes (and pumpkin shapes, Christmas tree shapes, etc.) if you want to get really festive!