Valentines Cookies

February 15, 2011


No fashion or home deco today. Just some little adventure of mine. Somewhere along the line I mentioned that I was going to bake cookies as a valentines gift. Two days ago it was time to get bakin' ! It was quiet and adventure to find the right recipe and gather all the ingredients. The baking part was so much fun! Afterwards, my kitchen looked like a battlefield, and I spend more than hour on cleaning the mess. He smiled so cute when he got his little cookiejar! Here are some photo's and the basic recipe I used:






Buttercookies!
I do not really have a recipe for these... I kinda 'feel' when the dough is ready
(The last picture is shakey, sory for that!)



The family dog was very curious about what I was doing



Basic cookies, I kept half of the dough aside to make some triple chocolate cookies!




Triple chocolate and a chocolate chip cookie

Basic Recipe
100 grammes of sugar
150 grammes of butter
200 grammes of flower
vanilla sugar
1 egg

1. Preheat oven (180°C)
2. Wash your hands
3. Add all the ingredients in a mixingbowl
4. Knead (yes, with your hands!) until you get something like this:


5.
You can now choose to keep a part of the dough aside to make chocolate dough.
For this you need to add some cocoa powder, melted chocolate and/or chocolate chips and knead again. You melt chocolate 'au bain marie' !!! *

6. Make sure you have a clean surface
7. Dust the surface of the table with flower
8. Roll out the dough and cut forms
9. bake in a preheated oven of 180°C (+/- 10minutes)

The amounts used are in grammes!
1 gram = 0.03 ounces 
1 ounce = 28 grammes
The heat of the oven is in degrees Celsius!

*Whats 'au bain marie'? 
You melt chocolate au bain marie. You boil water and place a heat resistant plate over the pan of boiling water. You put the chocolate in the plate and wait till it has molten. If you melt the chocolatle directly in a pan it has a high chance of burning!

19 comments:

  1. So cute and original idea !

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  2. gnummy!!! thank you very much for your comment, dear!!
    kisses :-)

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  3. Oh, these look so good! Thanks for the recipe. I love to bake, but I haven't done it in a while.

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  4. It looks delicious!!xx

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  5. Those look yummy!!!

    misscarlaviolet.blogspot.com

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  6. yummy :)

    xoxo,
    welcometodeutschland.blogspot.com

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  7. Ooooh yum! I love the picture with all the dough rolled out and the cookie cut-outs in it, it's so cute :)

    Hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day!

    -Marie
    So What If I Like Pretty Things
    http://melliott930.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh yum yum!! They look great!!

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  9. oh! oh! i want one!!!




    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcoemakrolina.blogspot.com/

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    xxx

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  12. These look so good. Cute puppy :D

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  14. Aaaw, this is beautiful!
    I love it! ♥
    xx

    Henar
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