Friday, February 8, 2013

Braided Sweetheart Cookies

Braided Sweetheart Cookies
Taste Of Home Recipe

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. Yield: 24 Servings

Ingredients
1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 to 8 drops red food coloring
Directions
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Divide dough in half; tint one portion pink, leaving the remaining portion white. Wrap each portion in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
For each cookie, shape a 1-in. ball of each color into an 8-in. rope. Place a pink and white rope side-by-side; press together gently and twist. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; shape into a heart and pinch ends to seal.
Bake at 350° for 8-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen. 

Editor's Note: If cookies spread during baking, place the baking sheets with shape dough in the freezer for 10 minutes, then bake for 11-12 minutes.
Tip: Fix cookies ahead and freeze until serving.Braided Sweetheart Cookies




 

 Taste Of Home Recipe

 

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. Yield: 24 Servings

 

Ingredients

 1 cup butter, softened

 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

 1 egg

 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

 1/2 teaspoon salt

 6 to 8 drops red food coloring

 Directions

 In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

 Divide dough in half; tint one portion pink, leaving the remaining portion white. Wrap each portion in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

 For each cookie, shape a 1-in. ball of each color into an 8-in. rope. Place a pink and white rope side-by-side; press together gently and twist. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; shape into a heart and pinch ends to seal.

 Bake at 350° for 8-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.

 

Editor's Note: If cookies spread during baking, place the baking sheets with shape dough in the freezer for 10 minutes, then bake for 11-12 minutes.

 Tip: Fix cookies ahead and freeze until serving.

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