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Friday, January 21, 2011

Food Friday: Recipe for White Velvet Cutout Cookies


I know it's not Christmas anymore, but I've been looking for an excuse to post photos of the beautiful cookies that Kelsey made at Christmas!

And there's another holiday coming up:  Valentines Day
is just around the corner!

Wouldn't you like to make heart-shaped cutouts for your husband and children to show them how much you love them? This would be a fun activity to do together, too!

Or maybe you're signed up to bring something to a Valentines party?  Everyone will be so impressed with these cookies!
Not only are they beautiful, but they are delicious!

I don't know about you, but in the past I haven't had the best of luck with making cutout cookies. But, over Christmas, Kelsey found this recipe, and they were amazing.  The dough was so easy to work with and was a luscious consistency and made the most perfect cutout cookies.  I really hope you like them!  Here's the recipe for:

White Velvet Cutouts
Yield:  3-1/2 dozen

Ingredients:
2 cups butter, softened
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Directions:
In a bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy.  Add sugar, egg yolks and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add flour.  Cover and chill 2 hours or until firm.

Roll out on a floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness.  Cut into 3-inch shapes; place 1 inch apart on greased baking sheets.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until set (not browned).  Cool 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool.
1 lb powdered sugar (about 3-3/4 cups)
6 Tbsp whole milk
6 Tbsp light corn syrup (6 Tbsp  is equal to 1/4 C plus another 2 Tbsp)
1 tsp extract (almond, peppermint, vanilla)
Combine sugar and milk until smooth (no lumps!) Then stir in corn syrup and extract.

Kelsey didn't have good luck with the consistency of the frosting for piping (maybe you'll have better luck) though, when she tried it this night, she added lots of powdered sugar, the frosting still wasn't thick enough, so she opted to decorate with colored sugar and sprinkles!  Especially if you make these with your children, they'll enjoy the sprinkles option better anyway! :)

I'm sure your family and friends will feel very special and everyone will be so impressed with all the love you poured into your gorgeous cutout cookies!


Enjoy!

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(This cookie recipe originally came from Taste of Home online and the frosting recipe from ourbestbites.com)

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Bobbe Brooks-Fischle said...

Gorgeous and they look yummy. TKS so much for sharing--a great Valentine's treat too. :)

January 22, 2011 at 6:30 AM  
Blogger lioneagle said...

Hi Wendy -

Delightful and thank you for the added Word!

January 22, 2011 at 6:58 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Bobbe,
Thanks for stopping by. Do you go out or make a special meal for your hubby or have any special traditions? We have done both of these. Let me know if you like the cookies!
Wendy

January 22, 2011 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Sandra,
Our family seems to like cookies! Much better than cakes, for instance. I'm looking for a recipe to use, though, with my heart-shaped pan:) to share with our Home Church when it meets.
Thanks for stopping by!
Wendy

January 22, 2011 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Graceful said...

Those would be perfect with pink and red sprinkles for valentine's day!

Thanks for sharing the recipe...and for stopping by Graceful this week and leaving your lovely comment. It's a pleasure to meet you here!

January 22, 2011 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Graceful,
My pleasure entirely! Great idea with the pink and red sprinkles, too! Thanks for stopping by and especially for commenting.
It's very fun to meet new friends through blogging.
Wendy

January 22, 2011 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger Bear Wife said...

Hi Wendy

very colourful cookies you have
there. I'm sure this success
will spur Kelsey to experiment
with more cookie making sessions
in the future. Do share with us
then :)

January 22, 2011 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Bear Wife,
Kelsey absolutely LOVES to bake cookies, so I'm sure that she will experiment more. I hope she tries again with the piping. We have some cake decorating stuff, so she could play around with decorating if she wanted. Now, if we could only get a kitchen that would clean itself afterwards! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by and especially for commenting!
Wendy

January 22, 2011 at 10:08 PM  

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