Did you miss my Secret recipe Club post last month? Me too. Group C took the month of December off so we could celebrate the holidays and not stress about what to make and post. It was a great break (and holiday) but now we’re back!
My assignment this month was Lisa’s blog, Authentic Suburban Gourmet. I was so excited when I saw it because I already follow Lisa’s blog. She has the best recipes! It wasn’t hard to find a recipe that I wanted to make. Immediately I was drawn to her Butterscotch and Toffee Shortbread. They look wonderful and I will definitely be making these very soon.
But when I clicked on her Halloween Sugar Cookies post I fell in love with the look of these cookies the minute I clicked on the post. I absolutely love sugar cookies and I haven’t seen anything like these out there in blog land. And with Valentine’s Day around the corner, I knew they would be perfect. Lisa said these were “life changing cookies.” Seriously, how could I not make this recipe! I’d be a fool, right?
These cookies were so much fun. They were easy to make and look adorable. I love that you don’t have to chill the dough or roll it out. Talk about time saving! Yet they are still completely adorable.
This is one of those times when I love that I have every kitchen gadget under the sun. I used this little do-hickey to make the indents in the cookies and it worked perfectly.
After the cookies cool, add the icing and wait… and wait… and wait until it is completely hardened. They look great just like this.
But look how you and personalize these for the Valentine’s Day (or any other holiday.) Don’t they look cute?
And this part is perfect for little helpers!
I would have to agree with Lisa on this cookie. It was delicious!!!!! They were soft and full of flavor.
A couple of things I realized after making these cookies….. #1, I can not draw. Seriously. How difficult would it be to draw a cute heart? Apparently too difficult for me! #3, make sure the icing completely hardens before you start drawing on them! The pen will squish right down into the gooey frosting and it won’t be pretty. And #3, if you have little helpers using your food markers, buy 2 sets. The tips tend to get smashed so I can’t draw a fine line so a second set for me to use would be ideal.
This recipe made 48 big, thick cookies. So you could half the recipe if you wanted to make less, but… why? Who wants less cookies???
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