Tuesday, February 15, 2011

V-Day cookies

I realise it's been well over 2 months since I've updated, and I apologise for that.

Things have been very insane - I moved house just before Christmas, to a place where I don't have internet. I also went overseas to Thailand and then came back to Sydney for my brother's wedding, where I was a bridesmaid, AND made their wedding cake (photos of which I shall post next time).

I've never particularly been one to celebrate valentines day in a big way - if you love someone, shouldn't you show it every day of the year, rather than on a specific date?? Why should Feb 14th be the day you bring roses to your loved when?? Why can't you do it just when you feel like it, just because?? I think it would be nicer to received a bunch of roses "just because" rather than because someone dictates that it's the thing to do, and that you should.

Or maybe, just maybe, I'm bitter I didn't receive any roses myself?? Nah, kidding, I couldn't care less.

ANYWAY here are some cookies I made to give to the people I love - so pretty much, I shared them with myself, and the girls I work with.

Sorry about the shite quality, it's an iphone picture. 

The cookies were ridiculously easy to make, and taste AMAZING. 
Vanilla sugar cookies:

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
3 cups flour
pinch of salt

Beat the butter & sugar until pale and fluffy. Beat in egg. Sift the flour and salt, and add to the butter mixture a cup at a time. 

Turn on to a flour surface and knead until it's just come together. Put it in the fridge for about 30 mins, and then roll out between 2 pieces of baking paper (I love this, less mess, no dough getting stuck to your counter or your rolling pin!!). Cut out and bake in a preheated oven (160 degrees) for 10 - 12 mins. 

Let cool and ice with icing of your choice (I went with royal icing and sprinkles.....too easy!!)


chocolatesuze said...

mmm i heart thailand! heh i want to hear more about the beautiful man :D

cupcakegirl said...

Ooooh yay to being swept of your feet.

looking forward to the wedding cake pic.

I've been meaning to make heart cookies for valentines and never got round to it. but I think the same as you it doesn't have to be valentines day to get a lovely suprise it's nicer on a different day so I will be making the cookies when the mood takes me

cupcakexgirl said...

I <3 Thailand too Suze!! I didn't want to leave. I even considered cancelling my flight and staying longer!! More details re the boy in the next update!!

I also have the best intentions to make things for specific 'holidays' and then never get around to it.....all in good time I think!!