I decided to make some Valentine cookies that I found the design for on the Disney Family website because I wanted to do something special for Carter and our friends. Minnie’s Polka Dot Cookies were one of the many things I found interesting on the website the other day. I also got the idea to crochet a stuffed Perry the Platypus for Carter as well! There were a few recipe ideas I saved from them that I will totally be trying in the future! 🙂
I didn’t use their recipe for frosting but I did use their cookies as an example. I used two different sugar cookie recipes for this. They look the same but they don’t taste the same. The first one I tried was called “The Best Rolled Sugar Cookie recipe” on allrecipes.com. I didn’t like the consistency of the dough when I tried to roll it out. Also, when I tried to roll it to 1/4″ like the recipe called for, it was entirely too thick. The cookies puffed and spread in the oven despite being cold. I rolled them to about 1/8″ and those worked much better. Unfortunately, I didn’t lower the oven temperature from 400F and some of them ended up burning because of their thinness. My experience with these was not so great but I know others that highly recommend them so I figured I would include them in this post in case anyone is looking for another sugar cookie recipe.
I changed the plan today to include making some of Alton Brown’s Sugar Cookies because it is a tried and true recipe for me and I wanted to see which were better. I am liking these better than the first ones but the real test will be when Carter gets home to taste them.
I used a really great recipe for Sugar Cookie Icing I found on allrecipes.com at Christmas. I changed it up a little because it was just not the consistency I needed. I started out with 3tsp of Corn Syrup and 3tsp of Milk. When I started out this way, I only had to add a small bit of corn syrup to it to make it perfect. I used gel food coloring to color the frosting.
The tip the Disney article gives about putting the white dots on while the red/pink is still wet is a great idea. It allows the white dots to even out with the red ones so it looks really awesome. These were really simple cookies and so much fun to make!
I highly recommend these. They are adorable and fairly simple if you have the time to make them! 😀
Happy Valentine’s Day!!