love-heart cookies by Donna Hay

As much as I would have loved to add more Valentines day content to my blog this is just gonna have to do.

February 14th has come around so quick! I thought I would make some ‘cliched’ heart cookies that I found on the Donna Hay website.

The recipe can be found here:

INGREDIENTS you need:

250g butter, softened
¾ cups (165g) caster (superfine) sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
2¼ cups (335g) plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted
1 cup (160g) icing (confectioner’s) sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon water
pink food colouring

I thought this would be a simple recipe! Man, I fucked up and it’s pretty funny, well I think so anyways.

Simple steps.. mix sugar, butter the usual! I thought I was nailing it.

Then as I was reading the method I realized that I added the icing sugar to the mix rather than the caster sugar. DICKHEAD alert.

I didn’t even realize, but you know what I thought I would go with it and chucked it in the over!

There was one perfect heart shaped biscuit which was sadly burnt.. the others were okay but expanded in shape.

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As for the icing, I had never made colored icing before so this was a lot of fun and worked out perfectly!

I made each cookie with love and frustration for the sake of my lovely readers.

It’s all about trying and learning from your mistakes! I now know I need to read the entire method before attempting my next bake up!

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I now have a new found respect for all those stores supplying cookies for weddings and events! Hats off to you all.

Heart cookies are really trending as of the last 2 years, why not try and make them yourself?

These cookies will make a perfect gift for your loved one or single friend this Valentines Day just remember to use the right sugar!

Happy Valentines Day to all! You don’t need to be in a relationship to celebrate love!

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