Valentine’s Day Cookies
If you were with us for the Christmas and Hanukkah season you already know that we have an awesome gluten-free rolled sugar cookie recipe that is extremely versatile. Now it’s time for Valentine’s Day Cookies!
We have already made snowmen and reindeer and dreidels and menorahs and now it is time for hearts. And cactus. Why cactus? I have no idea other than my daughter, Ravenna, who made these cookies, loves cacti. But they work, don’t they?
The cookie recipe can be cut out with your cookie cutter of choice and the process for creating the lovely sugar coating is described in our recipe, Decorated Sugar Cookies. Please use that recipe in conjunction with this page to create your heart-felt cookies!
You Can Make Gorgeous Decorated Sugar Cookies
Creating these kinds of icing-coated sugar cookies does take attention to detail but Ravenna has brought us a great approach that will help you along, every step of the way.
Or, Take Another Route
Once you get our basic recipe down for the rolled sugar cookies, you can get creative. Check out the choices below. Instead of a rigid, poured sugar icing decoration, you can simply sprinkle with colored sugar before baking. In the image below we used a very sparkly sugar.
These are usually specialty order items and you can find them in all sorts of colors and level of sparkle.
Or, as you can see in the image below, one of the cookies was sprinkled with crushed candy, again before the cookies were baked. And leaving some plain will allow you to create the sandwich style cookies seen further below.
Strawberry Jam is Low FODMAP
Here we take advantage of the fact that strawberry jam is low FODMAP.
Simply cut out tiny cookies, 2 of each identical shape, and spread jam on one of the them. Sandwich together with the other cookie – voila!
A shower with confectioners’ sugar makes this super easy variation bakery-worthy. Happy Baking!