Valentine’s Day Cupcakes And Cookies

Sweeten up your Valentine’s day with Cupcakes and Cookies

Indulge your sweetie this Valentine’s Day with something special.

Raspberry Cupcakes with Pink frosting and Chocolate Hearts

Raspberry Cupcakes
Raspberry Cupcakes with Pink frosting and Chocolate Hearts

Brimming with raspberries and topped with an elegant hearts

You need:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powde
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 sticks plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups icing sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2, 6oz. containers raspberries, 1 pureed, 1 roughly chopped
  • Gel-paste food coloring in red
  • Pink Buttercream
  • Chocolate Filigree Hearts

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line two 12-cup muffin tins with baking cups.
  • In a bowl,whisk together flours, baking powder, and salt.
  • Mix milk and vanilla in a small bowl, keep aside.
  • Beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add sugar in a slow, steady stream, and beat again until pale and fluffy for about 3 more minutes.
  • Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition scrapping the sides, until smooth.
  • Reduce speed to low, and add flour, add milk after a while, add the remaining flour. Fold in pureed and chopped raspberries and a dab of food coloring.
  • Fill the muffin tins 2/3rd with batter.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean.
  • Let cool in tins on wire racks .
  • Decorate with pink buttercream and chocolate hearts.

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Double Thumbprint Cookies

Double Thumbprint Cookies
Double Thumbprint Cookies

These heart impression cookies are sure to steal your heart away!!

You get: 30 cookies approx.
Prep.time: 5 mins
Bake time:7 hrs at 375°F

You need:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cherry jam or strawberry jam

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds.
  • Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Beat until mixture is combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
  • Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla until combined.
  • Add flour and mix well.
  • Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls.
  • Line the dough balls on cookie sheet side by side. Press thumbs into each ball to form a heart impression in each.
  • Repeat with remaining dough balls, leaving about 2 inches between cookies.
  • Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or till the edges are browned.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack.
  • While warm, fill each impression with jam. Cool thoroughly.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight jar and refrigerate.
  • These cookies have a shelf life of up to 3 days at room temperature and up to 3 months if refrigerated.

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Cherry Winks

Cherry Winks
Cherry Winks

You get: 36 cookies approx.
Prep.time: 30 mins
Bake time: 7 mins at 400°F

You need:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 2 cups wheat flakes cereal, crushed
  • 18 candied cherries, halved

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a large vessel, beat sugar, butter, baking powder, and salt with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds.
  • Combine egg, milk, and vanilla.
  • Slowly, fold flour in this mixture.
  • Stir in raisins, walnuts, and lemon peel.
  • Take a teaspoonful of dough and coat with crusted wheat flakes.
  • Place these dough balls 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.
  • Decorate each ball with a candied cherry half.
  • Bake for 7 to 8 minutes till bottoms are lightly browned.
  • Cool cookies on a wire rack.
  • Enjoy these scrumptious cookies freshly home baked!!

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