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Heart Sugar Cookies

I wasn’t planning on making anything for Valentine’s Day…but I did. I had cute cookie cutters that I forgot I bought, so I had to. I still haven’t found the perfect sugar cookie icing, but this one was good enough. I really love that frosting that you get on those sugar cookies at the grocery store. You know those kind with the thick frosting piled on? Soo good, but soo bad for you.

Recipe
1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 T corn starch
1/3 cup soy milk
1 1/2 cup flour (I had to add a tiny bit more, they were a bit sticky when rolled out)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
food coloring

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cream the butter and the sugar until well combined.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine. Add food coloring if you want these to be a different color.
4. Place bowl in the fridge and let it chill for an hour. I’m impatient so I usually stick it in the freezer.
5. Roll out the dough, and cut into desired shapes.
6. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

For the icing
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2-3 tsp soy milk
2 tsp corn syrup
food coloring

I usually add the soy last, very slowly, because I hate frosting that is too runny. Let the cookies cool, and then dip face down into the frosting. Let the cookies chill in the fridge overnight to let the frosting harden.

These were nice and fluffy, real yummy. I’ve kept them in a bag on the counter and they’ve stayed real nice and fluffy. Hope everyone had a good Valentine’s Day 🙂

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Almond Cupcakes

Last week was my supervisor’s birthday, so I had to bake her something. She’s super awesome and I’m sad that I’ll be leaving that job in three weeks. I just made the basic cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, but used almond extract in place of the vanilla. It wasn’t an experiment or anything like that, I was just simply out of vanilla. But I would definitely do it again, because it tasted so good. I also discovered licorice extract in the back of the cupboard, although it wasn’t called licorice extract…it had some weird name, so I decided to smell it. I was pretty stoked, I love licorice. I have no idea what I will use it for, but I’m sure I’ll find something one of these days.

These cupcakes were supposed to be turquoise because that’s her favorite color, but of course I forgot until I had poured all the cupcakes into the liners. So I just put a drop of coloring in each one and swirled it a bit. It looked pretty cool, but got covered with frosting, so no one really even knew.

To try and make up for the coloring failure, I decided to make a blue/white swirled frosting. It’s really easy and people get super impressed with it. Just make your buttercream frosting, divide it into two bowls and dye one a color. I use a Wilton Dessert Decorator, it makes life ten times easier. So you just pack some white frosting in there, then blue, and keep alternating. Then when you go to frost, you have a mix of blue and white coming out, creating the swirl! Your effect looks something like this.

I’d love to get some more Wilton tips, I only have a few right now. That’s my favorite part of baking, nothing beats frosting a cake. Totally random, but if anyone knows of a bakery that needs someone to work in the Hollywood/Burbank area…you should totally let me know. I need a job.