Break out your cookie presses!
The easiest way I know to make a lot of cookies in a short amout of time is with the good ole' cookie press.
I'm not one to really celebrate this holiday much but this year, I thought I'd make little heart cookies to go along with the Valentine cards my kids are writing up for their classmates. They seem a bit more excited about it this year versus last year.
Nice and simple. Each valentine will have a little bag containing 3 little heart cookies, 2 with different shades of pink and one with a shade of purple.
I'm sure it will be a hit.
Valentine Spritz Cookies
makes 7-8 dozen
1-1/2 cups butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg, room temperature
2 tbsp milk
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
Cream the butter and sugar together until thoroughly whipped. Add the egg, milk, vanilla and mix well, scraping sides of the bowl down with a spatula.
Stir together the flour and baking powder. Gradually add it to the above mixture, until it is smooth. If you would like to tint your cookies, add colored dye at this point and mix well to incorporate.
Place the dough into a cookie press and press the cookies onto a prepared cookie sheet.
Bake at 375F for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from pans onto wire racks.
Recipe adapted from: Classic Spritz Cookies, Wilton Cookie Pro Instruction & Recipes phamplet.