{Recipe} Valentine Swirls (Sugar Cookies)

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These pink and white sugar cookies are what I have decided as a perfect option for Valentines day. Often, all the crafts, decorations and DIY goodness that Valentines day has to offer are all pink, girly and really in a way, all aimed towards girls. Now, I don't know about you but I don't think I'd ever catch my husband making pink frilly cards to gift to me on this momentous day. But, I think I have stumbled across the perfectly pink gift that your man will enjoy receiving, just as much as you enjoy making it..... pink sugar cookies. Ah, baking. The way to every mans heart. Enjoy x
















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Ingredients:
125g  Butter (room temperature)
1        Cup Sugar
1        Egg
2        Tbsp Milk
1        Tspn Vanilla Essence
2        Cups Flour (+ an extra 1/2 cup on hand)
1/4     Tspn Salt
1/2     Tspn Baking Powder
          Pink Food Colouring
          Sprinkles!

Steps:
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together your softened butter and sugar. To cream these two ingredients is to whip them until your butter turns a lighter, whiter colour
  • To this, add your egg, milk and vanilla essence and mix well
  • To the wet ingredients, we can now add the dry. 2 Cups of the flour, your baking powder, and salt
  • Combine together until you have a smooth biscuit dough that doesn't stick to your bowl and is moving around the bowl in one piece. This is where your extra flour comes in. Depending on the size of your egg etc, you may need a touch more flour to get this consistency
  • Once combined, divide into two and add pink food colouring to one half. Mix through well and again, in adding this extra liquid, you may need some extra flour
  • Working with each piece individually, place the dough between two sheets of baking paper (making sure the dough is touching the shiny, non-stick sides) and thinly and evenly roll your mixture out
  • Fold in the sides of any excess baking paper and pop into the fridge for 30 minutes to chill
  • Do the same with your other colour
  • Once chilled, remove the top layer of paper from both colours
  • Onto your pink dough, brush a little water over the top of this with a pastry brush
  • Place on your white dough and trim off any excess mixture along the sides to create an even shape from which we can start to roll
  • Gently starting at one long edge of your biscuit dough, tightly roll your two colours from one side to the other
  • You want the spiral on your final biscuits to look seamless so if necessary to tighten up your roll, gently roll the log between your kitchen surface and the palms of your hands
  • Whip out the pastry brush again and lightly brush with water
  • Now is the fun part, the decorating. Gently roll your biscuit log in your sprinkles
  • Cover with baking paper again and pop back into the fridge to chill as the dough has now warmed from all the working and rolling
  • In the meantime, pre-heat your oven to 180c (356f)
  • After chilling, slice your biscuit log into evenly sized pieces. About 1.5cm thick
  • Generously space these out on a lined and greased tray and pop into the oven for 15 minutes
  • Out of the oven, remove the biscuits from the hot tray and allow to cool before serving

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