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A Sweet Valentine’s Day


Here’s wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day.

Whether you are planning a romantic date with your loved one or celebrating with friends and family, I hope you make this Valentine’s a very special one.


Valentine's Vanilla Cookies | Au Petit Goût



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Heart-shaped Valentine's Vanilla Cookies
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Credit for this recipe is Donna Hay.
: dessert
Serves: 16
  • 250g butter, softened
  • ¾ cups of fine sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2¼ cups plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • pink food coloring
  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until pale and creamy. Add the vanilla and egg yolk and beat well to combine. Add the flour and beat until a smooth dough forms. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or until the dough is firm. Roll the dough out between 2 sheets of non-stick baking paper until 5mm-thick. Use a 9cm heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut 16 hearts from each pastry sheet. Place the cookies on baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper and bake for 8–10 minutes or until light golden. Allow to cool on wire racks. Place the icing sugar and water in a small bowl and mix to combine. Spread half the cookies with the icing. Place a few drops of food colouring into the remaining icing and mix until well combined. Spread the remaining cookies with the pink icing. Makes 16.

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16 comments on “A Sweet Valentine’s Day”

  1. These beyond beautiful images are making me fall in love with pastel pink, light and airy…such a pretty and romantic collection of images! What a treat. Hope your Valentine’s Day is very sweet!! Thank you for sharing these stunning photos!

  2. The table settings, china, and delicate cookies along with the most amazing flowers made me think of being in an enchanted little cottage somewhere in Europe:)

    Thank-you for sharing your talents!

    1. Thanks A Million, Ratna! We’re headed to Canada tomorrow and I’m thinking of you. We will be spending a few days in Vancouver and I can’t wait to go back to beautiful BC. Will tell you all about it when we come back. Have a specially sweet Valentine’s Day! Warmly, xo 🙂

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