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Cookie Hearts

Make Snickerdoole Cookie Hearts

These cookie hearts make the whole house smell heavenly as they bake. I must warn you, if you love cinnamon, you might find these a little addictive!

Ingredients for the cookies:
1 cup of Butter, softened
2 Eggs
2 and 3/4 cups of plain flour, sift after measuring
1 teaspoon of Bi carb of soda
2 teaspoons of Cream of Tartar
1 and 1/2 cups of Sugar
1/4 teaspoon of Salt
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
For the coating:
1/2 cup of Sugar
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
A couple of drops of red food colouring (The red colour is optional)
1. In a mixer, cream the butter until white and fluffy.
2. Add the eggs, one at a time and mix until smooth on low-speed. Don’t worry if it looks like it is going to split at first, if you keep mixing it will be fine.
3. Sift together in a bowl the flour, Bi carb of Soda, Cream of Tartar, Sugar, Salt and Nutmeg
4. Slowly add the combined dry ingredients to the mixer and beat on a low-speed until it start to form a ball of dough.
5. Take the dough out of the mixer and place on some glad wrap. Roll the dough into a sausage shape and cover with the glad wrap. Chill for about 15 minutes.
6. While the dough is chilling, make the coating for the cookies using: 1/2 cup sugar, 3 drops of red food colouring and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. Mix until evenly combined.
Note: Use a spoon or gloves to mix the sugar and food colouring or you will end up with red hands.
Preheat the oven to 160c with fan.
7. Once the dough is firm cut slices about 3/4 of a centimetre thick and use a cookie cutter to make heart shapes.
8. Dip one side of the cooking heart in the sugar and place on a tray lined in baking paper.
Repeat until you have made the desired number of hearts, ensuring that each cookie has enough room to spread.
9. Bake the cookies in the oven for about 15 minutes. They are ready when the bottom of the cookie is a light shade of golden brown.
10. Cool on a rack, or if you can’t wait, eat warm!
  • This mixture can be frozen, if you do not want to bake all the cookies at once.
  • You can also roll the dough into balls and roll in plain white sugar and cinnamon before baking. Red is just an optional extra for Valentine’s Day!

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