Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Cookies

Finally, an up-to-date blog post from me. It hasn't been easy though. The first batch of dough was wrong because I copied the recipe incorrectly. Then the camera battery was out. And then, all the photos I took was corrupt and I couldn't download them! I couldn't believe it at first, but it happened, and then it occured to me that it's Friday 13th! Gosh!

Nonetheless, it's Valentine's Day tomorrow, so I took a few pictures again. I was able to download them the second time around, thankfully.

These are basic cookies. Even though they're quite simple to make and the recipe can be easily found, I do have a trick to share. I can't remember where I read it but a good way to make the jam firm and smooth on top, is to mix it with some jelly powder dissolved in water. It can be finicky if you're making a large batch though, because the mixture can solidify rather quickly. If it does, just melt it again to a pouring consistency.

You may sprinkle icing sugar on the cookies before filling in. I didn't, because I think they will mess up anyway when you pack them up.

The recipe (in pink format) is shown below. Here's wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's Day! 

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