Valentines day. The hallmark holiday often dreaded by many a young singleton. Fear not. Single or loved up, this is the perfect chance to get in the kitchen and bake something simple for the ones closest to you.
Gaining inspiration from all my anti-valentine celebrating friends, this year's cookies took a voodoo & bullfrog (prince) theme…
What you'll need:
cookie cutters or stencils
piping kit (I used the pinhole tip)
Roll out your dough & cut into your desired shapes. Transfer the shapes onto a baking sheet lined with grease proof baking paper. Pop into the oven at 170C for approximately 15 minutes, or until slightly golden at the edges.
Take out and cool on a wired rack.
Decorate when fully cooled.
Top tip: To get that clean lookin' icing on your cookies, pipe a thin line of icing around the outside rim of your cookie. Leave to harden for a minute, then dollop a small amount of icing in the centre of your cookie. Gently spread the dollop with the sharp end of a cocktail stick until the frosting covers the base of your cookie. The outline that you piped earlier will help prevent the runny dollop of icing from spreading over the edge of your cookie.