Tuesday, February 14, 2012

'Melt in the Mouth' Hearts!



                                                            Foodgawked , Tastespotted
I could hardly sleep yesterday night! Know why? I had been seriously drafting a rice dish, all set in the weekend. Just a click of the publish button and done!
I forgot all about the Valentine's day! And now I've got less than  24 hours!

In the morning I made up my mind to bake something which I'm pretty used to.
Bingo! The Melting Moments! Yes, I have all the ingredients in the pantry and now what else?
Oh my! the heart shaped cookie cutter!

Zoom zoom- bazaar, back home, cookie dough, oven, bake, cool, shoot, blog!
puff..
pant..

:)


Melting Moments Recipe:
Source - Joy of Baking

1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all purpose flour
1/2 cup (60 grams) cornstarch (corn flour)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (30 grams) confectioners sugar (powdered or icing)
1 cup (227 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Topping:

1/2 cup (60 grams) confectioners sugar (powdered or icing)



Method:

In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch and salt.

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth (about 2 minutes). Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat just until incorporated. Cover and refrigerate the batter for an hour or two, or until firm.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

When batter is firm, form into 1 inch (2.5 cm) balls and place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets, spacing about 1 inch apart. Bake for about 10 - 14 minutes or until the edges of the cookies just start to brown. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 3-5 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack that is placed over a sheet of parchment or wax paper. Put the confectioners sugar in a fine strainer or sieve and sprinkle the tops of the cookies with the sugar.

These cookies store very well. Place in an airtight container between sheets of wax paper and they will keep a couple of weeks. If desired, just before serving, sprinkle the tops of the cookies with confectioners sugar.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.




Now, this reminds me of Fogg who rushed back to the Reform Club after Around the world in Eighty Days!
It's already 2:55 pm in India. But the day is yet to dawn in the other side of the world! :)

                                                       Happy Valentine's Day!

20 comments:

  1. Love you :) and love the cookies too :P

    classic clicks these days. SUPER!!!

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  2. Adipoli!!! Beautiful pics and cookies my dear:)

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  3. Lovely cookies, awesome looking! Nice clicks too

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  4. Those cookies look indeed melting...kudos 2 u to take d pain for this post 2 b done on the valentine day..nice clicks too

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  5. Happy valentine's day to you too.These heart shaped cookies look perfect for today and all through the year:))

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  6. cookies look very cute and nice clicks :)

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  7. Cookies look simply delicious and outstanding.

    A Very Happy valentine day to you.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. WOW..I love this..Thanks for posting it Dear..

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  9. Very cute looking cookies,really melt in mouth one's, lovely presentation and nice clicks. Its worth the marathon run you had the yesterday :)
    Happy Valentine's Day Wishes!!!!!!

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  10. Happy Valentine Day Dear !! Beautiful and pretty hearts !! great presentation !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Dish For Loved Ones

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  11. These cookies have turned out very well. I am glad everything worked out for you

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  12. I wish I had seen them yesterday... These are awesome... I've got to try it soon.

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  13. Happy Valentines... The cookies look lovely.. I made the same cookies sometime back, They are really melt in mouth!!!

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  14. How do they turn from balls into hearts? Do you cut them out or press flat in a mold?
    Thanks, Gerry

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  15. The picture is great Bharathy, cute little cookies too. First picture is awesome.

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