Friday, February 12, 2016

Home Sweet Home 3D Sugar Cookies – For Valentine’s Day!




Another Valentine’s Day treat?  Why not?  Especially when they are as adorable as these Home Sweet Home 3D Sugar Cookies!  Check out the step-by-step video tutorial above and find out how to make them. They are super easy and you can decorate them however you like it.  I’ll list the tools that I used at the bottom of this post for your reference.

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This post is actually a dedication to my Hubby for Valentine’s Day!  I might not have said it often enough, but I sure hope that he knows how much I appreciate and feel grateful for everything that he did for the family.  He is always very supportive and encouraging, especially when it comes to my work.  He taught me by example to be patience and have faith with the kids.  He works hard to provide for the family so I can work part-time from home and do what I love.  Because of him, we have this place that we feel loved and secured, a place that we can called home….a Home Sweet Home, in deed!  Now, you see why I created these cookies for Valentine’s Day! 



Check out how to make these adorable Home Sweet Home 3D Sugar Cookies for Valentine's Day with step-by-step video tutorial!  http://uTry.it


I actually used a 3D gingerbread house cookie cutter for these sugar cookies.  But who said I have to make gingerbread cookies in February, right?  I love that I can use the cookie cutter for more than just one thing!  


Check out how to make these adorable Home Sweet Home 3D Sugar Cookies for Valentine's Day with step-by-step video tutorial!  http://uTry.it   



There are many ways you can decorate these cookies too.  Besides using the 3D gingerbread house cookie cutter, I also used a mini flower and heart shaped cookie cutters to decorate these houses.  You can also use sprinkles (see the 1st picture above), or colored sugar to garnish them as well.



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Serve it hanging over the tea cup (see the picture above) with rich and smooth hot chocolate and you're all set for a great afternoon tea!  (Click here for an easy and decadent homemade cocoa mix recipe.)


Check out how to make these adorable Home Sweet Home 3D Sugar Cookies for Valentine's Day with step-by-step video tutorial!  http://uTry.it

And of course, you can put them in treat bags and give them out to your Valentines!  They made wonderful homemade treats for sure.  Be prepared to hear oohs and aahs when you hand them out.


Check out how to make these adorable Home Sweet Home 3D Sugar Cookies for Valentine's Day with step-by-step video tutorial!  http://uTry.it



Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoy today’s post, recipe and video tutorial.  Stay tuned for more fun recipes in the near future.


Check out how to make these adorable Home Sweet Home 3D Sugar Cookies for Valentine's Day with step-by-step video tutorial!  http://uTry.it



Tools and Ingredients List:

3D Gingerbread House Cookie Cutter (Click Here for more information)

Mini Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter (Click Here for more information)
Mini Flower Shaped Cookie Cutter (Click Here for more information)
10-Inch Ribbon Cake Stand (Click her for more information)

Pastry Bag (Click Here for more information)
Wilton Decorating Tip No.2 Round (Click Here for more information)
Baking Sheets (Click Here for more information)
Silpat (Click Here for more information)
Stand Mixer (Click Here for more information)
Cooling Rack (Click Here for more information)
Vanilla Extract (Click Here for more information)





Home Sweet Home 3D Sugar Cookies:
Makes 12 houses

3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, slightly softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 400F degree.   In a large mixing bowl, whisk flour and baking powder together, set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Then, add the egg and vanilla extract.

Turn mixer to low and gradually add in the flour mixture.  Beat until just combined.  Place a piece of plastic wrap on a clean surface, then, transfer a portion of dough onto the plastic wrap.  Slightly shape the dough into a disk.  Cover with another piece of plastic wrap.  Place a chopstick on each side of the dough and roll with a rolling pin.  This will get you even thickness of cookies.

Roll the dough to 1/4-inch thick.  Slightly dust the cookie cutter with flour and stamp out dough.  Place cut out dough on a Silpat lined baking sheet.  Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until bottom of cookie is slightly golden brown.  Cool on wiring rack before assembling.


Royal Icing:

1 1/2 tablespoons meringue powder
2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons warm water

In a large mixing bowl, whisk meringue powder and powdered sugar together.  Then, whisk in warm water until nice and smooth.  You can add a few drops of All Natural Red Food coloring to make pink icing.  (Click here for the food coloring recipe)

Check out how to make these adorable Home Sweet Home 3D Sugar Cookies for Valentine's Day with step-by-step video tutorial!  http://uTry.it

2 comments:

  1. How adorable!
    Have a wonderful weekend and Valentine's Day, Amy!

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  2. How sweet and thoughtful of you to dedicate this to your husband! Hope you both had a happy Valentine's Day!

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