Finally I am done with my recipe for Valentine’s Day. I am fascinated by watching people planning various recipes to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
I too had planned to make many recipes like Red Velvet Cupcakes, Strawberry Mousse, Chocolate Brownies, BUT…..I was scared by the fact that I would very likely mess up these new and untried recipes…and then who would eat if they don’t turn out right. Daily I used to discover new recipes that could be made for the special day but all these were pipe-dreams.
Then today morning, on an impulse I decided to make these gorgeous cookies and wonder of wonders, they came out really well. Phew!
Till now, I have not really celebrated Valentine’s Day (by means of giving gifts, flowers and surprises..:)). But then I think that every day is a celebration and I always find alternatives to regular dal-chawal. I always cook something different in my kitchen and so my husband and I are lucky to have festive dishes all year around.
No special day is needed to have special food!
Equipment and Utensils
¼ cup Unsalted Butter
6 tablespoons Powdered Sugar
1 teaspoon Milk
½ teaspoon Vanilla Essence
½ teaspoon Lemon Juice
pinch of Red Food Color
½ cup Icing Sugar
1 cup All Purpose Flour(Maida)
1 tablespoon Cocoa Powder
¾ teaspoon Baking Powder
pinch of Baking Soda
pinch of Salt
Take all ingredients mentioned under the tag ‘Dry Ingredients’ into a small bowl.
Mix them well with the help of a whisk and keep aside.
Now in a big bowl add butter and sugar.
Whisk them till sugar gets completely dissolved.
Add 1 egg, lightly beaten, into the mixture.
Whisk till the egg mixture is incorporated well.
Add milk, lemon juice and essence; mix well.
Now add dry ingredients mixture from the small bowl; mix carefully.
When dough forms, keep this dough in the fridge for 3 to 4 hours.
Then remove the dough and divide it into 9 equal parts.
Roll each ball in the icing sugar and keep it on the lined oven tray.
Preheat the oven at 160oC for 10 minutes.
Bake these cookies for 12 to 15 minutes.
Preparation Time: 14 minutes
Freezing Time: 3-4 hours
Baking Time: 12 -15 minutes
Number of Servings: 9