Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

I've been away for a long time. This is my first posting of 2009. To celebrate Valentine's Day I like to make sugar cookies. These are filled with homemade strawberry preserves. I used Tasha Tudor's recipe from Take Joy!

5 Cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 pound butter
pinch of salt
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 3 tablespoons milk.

Cream the butter. Add the sugar. Beat in the eggs. Add the flour and salt. Then add the vanilla and the baking soda and milk. Refrigerate for about 3 hours. Roll out very thinly and cut out
into desired shapes. I use two heart shaped cookie cutters. One large and one small. I cut out the middle of some of the hearts with the small heart. Then I make a sandwich using strawberry jam that has been melted down and cooled.