My Sweet Valentine *^^*

March 4, 2012 § 3 Comments

This recipe, “Holiday Sugar Cookies”, is from Joanne Chang’s  flour cookbook.  My own twist was to use concentrated hibiscus tea as my food coloring, which resulted in a lavender color once it was mixed with the powdered sugar.  Unfortunately, I used an entire 16-oz bag of overpriced organic powdered sugar, but found that using a third or half of it would have sufficed.  Tant pis! 

BUT, I really loved the outcome because the cookie wasn’t rock hard.  These were much softer and a bit crumblier, which I really liked.  However, the absolute BEST part of these cookies was that the most unlikely thing happened:  the spouse helped to decorate MOST of them and thoroughly had a lot of fun doing it!  We were up until 2am getting them done so that I could take them to work in the morning for Valentine’s Day.  We made somewhere close to 80 cookies.

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§ 3 Responses to My Sweet Valentine *^^*

  • Judy says:

    Aaawwwwww so cute:)

  • Long says:

    I looooved these cookies! Even the funny “naughtily” decorated ones. 🙂 I really like the hibiscus color… maybe I should start using that as coloring agent when I make my cakes…

    • I wasn’t satisfied with the actual food coloring available, so that’s why I just improvised. The lavendar color was totally unexpected. Let me know what recipes you use for your cakes….I have yet to dive into the world of cake-making.

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