We've been busy this week making heart-shaped cookies for Valentine's Day 💗
The recipe was super simple and the kids had a great time helping out. If you are looking for an easy valentine activity, here is the recipe for you to follow...
What you'll need to make 14-16 cookies 🍪
1/2 cup salted butter softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large eggs
1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Smarties – we used 2 packets of the pink smarties
1/2 cup of chocolate chips or any broken up chocolate
Heart cookie cutter. We used this one.
1 - Preheat your oven to 190°c. Line a baking pan with baking paper and put it to one side for later.
2 - In a bowl mix together the butter and sugars until they're well combined.
3 - Beat in the eggs and vanilla until the mixture is nice and fluffy.
4 - Mix in the flour, salt and baking powder and make sure everything is combined (the kids favourite part).
5 - Stir in the smarties and chocolate chips.
6 - Roll the dough into 3-4cm sized balls (or use a small scoop) and place them on the prepared baking tray, leaving around 10cm of space between each cookie.
7 - Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are just barely starting to turn brown.
8 - Let the cookies cool for a couple of minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
9 - After they have completely cooled down, use the heart cookie cutter to cut out heart shapes.