Surprise, surprise - another cookie recipe! Didn't I just post one just last week? Yep, and I have another one going up next week too! They are just SO much fun to make and decorate, I can't help it!
Hopefully you'll be able to forgive my cookie obsession for now since these are the perfect cookies for Valentine's Day! I've been dying to do another batch of quote cookies since I had so much fun making the SpongeBob ones back in October, and I finally thought of an excuse to make some more: love song lyrics for Valentine's Day!
You'll notice that this is the first time I have dyed my actual cookies a different colour, and I honestly want to say it'll be the last time because I hated it so much, but I also love how they turned out, so I know I'll attempt it again in the future.
Since I only had liquid food dye instead of gel, I had to add so much of it for it to actually make the dough a nice pink colour, and it still didn't turn out as vibrant as I wanted it. Learn from my mistakes and make sure to use gel food colouring when you colour your cookies!
I could have chosen lyrics from typical, world famous love songs, but I didn't. I chose a couple of my favourite love songs, including Love by Lana Del Rey, Him & I by Halsey and G-Eazy, Die A Happy Man by Thomas Rett, and more, but you can choose whatever songs speak to you for your cookies!
♡ Your favourite sugar cookie recipe (that won't lose their shape when cooked!), unbaked
♡ Pink gel food dye
♡ Rolling pin
♡ Circle cookie cutter
♡ Letter biscuit stamps
♡ Your favourite love song lyrics!
Put a few drops of food dye onto your cookie dough and knead until it's all mixed in.
Roll out your cookie dough and cut it into circles.
Now it's time to add your quotes! Whilst the letter stamps come with a tool that you can slide the individual letters into and then stamp altogether, I prefer to pick up each letter one by one and stamp them onto the cookies, but that's just my preference. If you'd prefer to use the holder to ensure a straighter line, then go ahead and use it!
Take your time when adding your quotes as it can get confusing since the letters are backwards, but also don't take too long as your cookie dough might start to dry out, which will cause it to crack when you stamp your letters into it! As you may be able to tell, that happened to a few of mine 😅 That's just proof that I am still such a beginner when it comes to baking, and still have heaps to learn!
I also recommend stamping the letters quite deep, but not deep enough that you go all the way through. If you don't press them in hard enough, the cookies may rise too much and cause the words to disappear. Once you've added all your quotes, bake your cookies for the recommended time and you're done!
I actually just went back and read my Valentine's Day cookies post from last year, and can't believe how far I have come in such a short amount of time! I honestly can't believe that was the first time I had made cookies from scratch, and now they are my favourite thing to make!
I also talk about making both buttercream and royal icing too thin so they didn't hold their shape in previous recipes, which I have since learned to do properly, as shown in these fairy floss-filled cupcakes, and Christmas sugar cookies.
Heck, even my photography has improved a lot! Although it still has a long way to go. It's nice to actually see some proof that I am getting better and baking, and blogging in general. I love doing what I do on here, and I can't wait to see where the future takes me, and The Small Adventurer.
Tell me: what's your favourite love song? Is it a typical, classic kind of love song, or is it a more modern one that you feel represents your situation better? Leave me some recommendations!
Until next time,