Heart Sugar Cookies
At this time of year everything starts to go a little bit heart shaped as the 14th of February looms. Perfect for Valentines Day these pretty Heart Sugar Cookies are lovely to make with little ones and are sweet to eat too.
225g softened butter
1tsp vanilla essence
340g self raising flour
pink or red food colouring (I use sugarflair gels)
Preheat the oven to 190°C. In a large mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter together, once fluffy add the egg and vanilla and beat. Slowly mix in the flour, add a little food colouring and then get your hands in to help bring the dough together and distribute the colouring.
Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and cut out the heart shapes before popping onto a baking tray.Make sure to leave a little space around each to allow for spread.
Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Leave to cool slightly before moving onto wire cooling rack.