But my efforts were stymied not once, but twice! I discovered that my heart-shaped cookie cutter was missing, and I ran out of meringue powder for the icing. Luckily, I was ready to improvise and the result was just as sweet.
What You'll Need:
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour (I used my GF blend)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
- Cream the shortening, butter, and sugar together. Stir in the eggs and vanilla.
- Stir the flour, baking powder and salt together in separate bowl, then add it to the wet ingredients. Mix well.
- Cover the dough and refrigerate for 6-8 hours.
- Once the dough is chilled, turn it onto a floured surface and roll it to about 1/6" thin. Cut out shapes using your favorite cookie cutter and place the cutouts on a baking sheet lined with parchment.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 6-7 minutes, then allow them to cool on a wire rack before decorating.
Because my cookie cutter was MIA, I took a different approach: I formed a heart-shaped log of cookie dough and wrapped it in plastic wrap before refrigerating (step 3 above). Once it was chilled, I simply sliced the cookies.
Although my hearts were not perfectly symmetrical, this was a much cleaner and efficient way of making sugar cookies. They still turned out cute!