Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!

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I started making these cookies 3 days ago. On Sunday, I mixed the the dough, which called for 1 pound of butter! Monday night I rolled them out, cut and baked them. Last night was the fun night, decorating the cookies. What fun! I can hardly wait to take my cake decorating class next month. I brought some into work today (the second photo) and I wrapped some in cellophane bags for my daughter to take to school for her friends (the third photo). Look at the cute Mary Englebreit tags I got at Michaels for 25 cents for 6 tags!



The recipe I used for the icing is here I used the 3rd recipe (Leslie's recipe)
The cookie recipe can be found here.
Check out their cute cookie cutters too.
I used Vanilla extract in the cookies and Almond extract in the icing. The cookies are very soft and melt in your mouth. They are also VERY sweet.

19 comments:

Susie Q said...

These are just absolutely gorgeous! What a talented baker you are! I am impressed!

I hope your Valentine's Day is a sweet one!

Love and hugs,
Sue

diana said...

sounds like so much fun... I had fun just reading about it. Thanks for the recipes. Happy Valentines to you !

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Those pink & green cookies are adorably sweet!
Happy Valentine's Day to You!!

suburban prep said...

mI am so impressed. They look like a professional baker made them. They look almost too good for anyone to eat. So elegant.

The Feathered Nest said...

Such a sweet mama you are!! They are absolutely beautiful - hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day!! Dawn

The Decorated House said...

Beautiful colors for Valentine's Day cookies and your decorating is wonderful. Hope someone nice spoiled you a bit today after all your kindness!
Donna

Jen said...

I love your cookies and the tags are beautiful. What lucky valentines your daughter will have.

Nicole said...

Your cookies look better than anything I saw at my bakery yesterday! Not only do they look totally professional, but delicious too!

Andrea said...

I love the pink and green together. This makes me want to pull out my Easter cookie cutters and start making cookings.

Lynda said...

Your cookies look lovely! Thanks for including the link to the recipes ... I may have to try them!

Gayla said...

These cookies are absolutely magical. You are such an inspiration. It makes me want to hang my little head in shame that I let such an opportunity for beauty pass me by. I agree with Andrea and hope to make something lovely for St. Patrick's Day or Easter. I love your beautiful, beautiful blog. It's one of my very favorites!

Cindy said...

Thank you all for the kind comments. Every time I make decorated cookies, I always have a vision in my mind of what I want them to look like and I'm always let down. These cookies are the closest to that vision so far but not quite there. I'm going to keep practicing and one day I will be there.

Nature Girl said...

What pretty cookies! You sure were busy! Thank you for sharing ..happy belated V.day!:)

sle said...

Wow the cookies are wonderful! I have to try the recipe for Easter Egg Cookies. Can't wait, thanks for the recipe!

Rhonda in OK said...

You make gorgeous cookies!
I have baked many cookies in my life, I used to cook for fraternities even, but they never got cookies as pretty as yours!
I am sure your recepients were very happy.

homedaisy said...

oh wow. just wow. :)

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sorry, i posted the same thing twice so i removed one. now it looks all serious saying i removed my comment. just wanted to let you know why i deleted my comment :)

Kim said...

Those are *beautiful*. I think that I'm going to save the picture for inspiration for next year.