Snickerdoole Hearts for Valentine's Day
1 cup of butter, softened
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
*plus the ingredients for the coating listed below
Method: In a large electric mixer, cream the butter until white and fluffy.
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.
Sift together in a bowl the flour, bi carb of soda, cream of tartar, sugar, salt and nutmeg
Slowly add the combined dry ingredients to the mixer and beat on a low speed until it start to form a ball of dough.
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. You can now preheat the oven to 160c with fan.
While the dough is chilling in a bowl combine the ingredients for the coating:
Stir in the cinnamon.
Once the dough is firm cut slices about 3/4 of a centimetre thick and use a cookie cutter to make heart shapes.
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.
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.
Cool on a rack, or eat warm!
The 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!
|The beautiful Tulips my husband surprised me with this morning!!!!|
Have a lovely Valentine's Day!