It’s almost Valentine’s Day. When my kids were younger we used to make heart cookies and decorate them. Even though my kids are no longer kids, I still like to make Valentine treats. I especially like to decorate them. There’s just something about a heart cookie that makes anyone smile.
Are you smiling right now?
Do you have any Valentine traditions? What is your favorite? I personally love making Valentine cards and sending them to my friends and family. I think it’s fun as an adult to get a Valentine card. Who doesn’t want to know that they are dear to someone?
The recipe for these cookies is my go-to sugar cookie recipe. I use it at Christmas time to make stars, trees, ornaments,etc. The recipe comes from www.landolakes.com. I’ve made other gluten free cookies from their site, but this one always works.
Here it is again!
Gluten Free Valentine Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 tsp gf vanilla
2 1/4 cups gluten free flour blend*
1/4 tsp salt
*GF flour blend (2 cups rice flour, 2/3 cup potato starch, 1/3 cup tapioca starch, 1 tsp xanthan gum) Whisk well. Store in a large ziploc bag.
Instructions: Combine sugar and butter in a stand mixer. Then beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg yolks and vanilla. Continue beating, scraping bowl often and mix well. Reduce speed to low and add flour blend and salt.
Beat until well mixed. Cover and refrigerate until firm (1 hour).
Next: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Roll out onto floured surface.
Bake 8-12 minutes.
Let cool before decorating.
I mixed gluten free icing sugar with a little bit of milk til icing became thin. Add a tiny bit of food coloring and stir well. I also used a clean and unused paint brush to paint the icing on to the lips and the hearts.
Dust with a little bit of colored sugar and you’re done!