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Valentine’s Day Cake Cookies

Valentine's Day Cake Cookies

My Valentine’s Day Donut Cake was pretty crazy and insanely sweet but that’s what I do best. To contrast that crazy cake I made some very simple vanilla heart shaped cookies.

Valentine's Day Cake Cookies

I just had my 30th birthday this past weekend (I don’t even want to talk about it right now) and I’m off to Florida this weekend so these cookies served as my temporary birthday cake. I’m making myself a big one when I get back.

These cookies are a cross between a cake and a cookie. On their own they’re a little plain but once you add a little vanilla frosting and some sprinkles for texture a perfect sweet and salty balance is achieved.

I used a heart shaped whoopie pie pan to get perfect shaped hearts. When you’re frosting the cookies and adding the sprinkles make sure that you keep the heart shaped defined or they’ll end up looking like blobs.

Valentine's Day Cake Cookies

Check out the original recipe from Baker by Nature for a birthday cake and nutella topping.

Valentine’s Day Cake Cookies

Valentine’s Day Cake Cookies

Ingredients

Cookies

2 cups cake flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup Greek yogurt (I used SO Delicious coconut milk Greek style yogurt)

Frosting

1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature

2-3 cups powdered sugar, for sifting

1 tsp vanilla

pink gel color, optional

red and white sprinkles, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F and spray a heart shaped whoopie pie pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a large bowl of an electric mixer beat together the butter and sugar for five minutes until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. With the mixer running on low add the yogurt and flour in two alternating batches starting and ending with flour.
  4. Take two scoops of dough and press and smooth into each heart shaped cavity. Bake for 25 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes and then place on a cooling rack.
  5. Make the frosting. In a large bowl of an electric mixer beat the butter until fluffy. Add in the powdered sugar a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Beat in the vanilla and the gel color.
  6. Add one tablespoon of frosting for each cookie (one side of the cookie will be nice and smooth and one side maybe a little bumpy). Add the sprinkles immediately.
http://www.americancupcakeabroad.com/cookies/valentine

adapted by Baker by Nature

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1 Comment

  1. Yay! So happy you made them! Enjoy your trip to Florida :)

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