Four of my favourite words in one delightful sentence – these pink glitter heart cookies are so easy to make and are delicious treats for kids and big kids alike! If you don’t have a particularly sweet tooth, you can skip the icing and serve the biscuits alongside tea or coffee when you have guests!
You will need
♥ A clean surface / chopping board
♥ A rolling pin
♥ A heart-shaped cookie cutter
♥ A sieve
♥ A stand or hand mixer
♥ Grease-proof baking paper
♥ Baking trays
♥ 100g salted, softened butter
♥ 100g caster sugar
♥ One large, free-range egg
♥ 275g plain flour
♥ One teaspoon of vanilla extract and (for the icing)
♥ 400g icing sugar
♥ 4 full tablespoons of room temperature water
♥ Pink food colouring
♥ Edible glitter
Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5 and line a few baking trays with grease-proof paper. The recipe makes quite a few cookies depending on the size of your cutter, so be prepared to go through a few batches. Cream the butter and caster sugar together until it’s light and fluffy.
Beat the egg and add it in to the sugar and butter, along with the vanilla essence. Beat until the mixture looks like this:
Sift in the flour and beat thoroughly. Be tenacious about this and resist the temptation to add more liquid as you’ll end up with a runny nightmare. Your mixture may look sandy for a while but if you keep it up, it will eventually come together and start to look like a dough. Phew.
Flour a clean surface or chopping board and your rolling pin, and roll out your dough so that it’s around a centimetre thick.
Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut as many shapes as you can and space them an inch or so apart on a lined baking tray.
Bake for approx 10 minutes until they are cooked with a slight golden brown colour. They should look like this:
If you’re not a fan of icing, you can leave the cookies plain (trust me, they taste just as good, especially with a cuppa) but if you’re not ready for the fun to end, then wait for the cookies to cool and sift the icing sugar into a large bowl. You can then carefully add in water and food colouring until the icing is the desired colour and consistency.
Ice your cookies – you’ll probably need a spoon and a knife for this. Don’t worry if you make a big mess, it’s part of the fun. Then sprinkle with glitter et voila: pink glitter heart cookies!