Monday, February 06, 2012

No. 179 - Valentine's Cookies

Let the LOVE MONTH begin with these delicious sugar-cookie-oatmeal-esque cookies I made for the Superbowl get together yesterday. My favourite part was putting the pink icing on the top.

2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. butter, room temperature
3/4 c. sugar
2 tbsp. milk
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. rolled oats
Decorative red sugar, optional

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Place in a large mixing bowl along with butter, sugar, milk, egg and vanilla; beat until smooth. Stir in oats. On a floured board, roll the dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into heart shapes; decorate with red sugar if desired. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire racks. Yields: 2-1/2 dozen 3-inch cookies.

Disclaimer: Obviously, I adapted it a bit, but that is what baking is all about!