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Make fun cookie designs with your family this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day cookie designs

Cookies with fancy and personalized designs are all the rage these days. Cookie decorating is also something fun you can do with your family this Valentine’s Day.

Cristina Mendiola, owner of Tina’s Treats Texas stopped by the studios to share some fun and easy designs.

You’ll only need heart shaped cookies, sprinkles and royal icing in pink, red, white and black.

Play the video attached to this article to see how to make an ice cream cookie, a Valentine’s Day pizza and Mr. and Miss Valentine.

Sugar Cookie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350. Mix butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the extract and egg.

In a separate bowl, combine baking powder, salt with flour and add a little at a time to the wet ingredients.

The dough will be very stiff. If it becomes too stiff for the mixer, put the dough on a counter top, wet your hands and finish kneading it by hand.

DO NOT CHILL the dough. Divide it and roll it out onto a floured surface and cut. Make the cookies thick about 1/4 . (Use heart-shaped cookie cutter for these designes)

Bake at 350 for 6 to 8 minutes. Let cool until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.

Royal Icing

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 tbs meringue powder
  • Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 water added till consistency you’d like
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