a valentine’s exchange

for christmas, my friend and i planned a cookie exchange. however, we failed to realize the fact that christmas is outrageously close to exams, and so had no time to actually follow through with this plan. we thus postponed it til valentine’s day : )

now, i’m not a huge fan of valentine’s day (and it has nothing to do with being a bitter single person – it’s more to do with its promotion of consumerism and unnecessary expectations), but i am an enormous fan of cookies, so i agreed.

i set off to search through cookbooks and the internet to find some awesome recipes and settled on three: strawberry-nutella thumbprint cookies, mint chocolate crinkle cookies, and some cute ice-box cookies.

mmm they are soo good! i kept only 5, but i’m going to be making another batch this week! i was surprised at how easy they were! addictive!

these were also really easy! i love them! mint and chocolate is one of my favourite combinations ever! the recipe said 4 drops of mint, but i added quite a bit more

the icebox cookies were a quite a bit of a challenge, and i still don’t understand why. i’ve made icebox cookies before, but with a different recipe. when i was making these, the dough refused to form. i don’t know why, and i tried fixing it… but it just didn’t want to, it was my last batch, i got frustrated, threw out the dough, and made my trusty sugar cookies : )

pink and plain : )

i made bright blue icing to decorate

i love that little smiley : )

[the purple-iced cookies around it are the only ones that got purple cause i screwed up the icing and made it way too liquidy]

and when i ran out of icing…

nutella sandwiched between two cookies!! yum!

my friend reb made ginger molasses cookies, oatmeal cookies, and lemon shortbread

i love cookies = D

recipes

strawberry nutella cookies from sinfully spicy
chocolate crinkle cookies from love and olive oil

sugar cookies:

[ingredients]
1/2 cup of butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups + 2 tbsp flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

[directions]
sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. in a separate bowl, cream sugar and butter. add egg, milk, and vanilla. mix. add dry ingredients two portions. knead until a dough forms. roll out dough to 1/2 cm thickness. cut into shapes. bake for 10 minutes at 375°F (190°C). makes about 2.5 dozen cookies.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. summersher
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:07:30

    so cute!!
    too bad the ice box cookies didn’t work out… Which cookies were you going to try to put jam in? Did they work?

    Reply

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