Recipe: Heart shaped cookies

Updated: Feb 15, 2013, 13:35 PM IST


2 Eggs
1/3 cup Milk
1 -1/4 cups Sugar
1/2 cup Butter (softened)
1/4 cup Shortening
3 cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1 tsp Grated Lemon Rind

How to make Heart Shaped Cookies

Beat butter and shortening with a mixer on a medium speed till soft. Combine sugar with it and mix well.
Add eggs and milk and keep stirring the mixture till it blends properly.
Take a bowl and combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt properly.
Add these contents with the butter mixture and beat the mix at a low speed till well blended.
Now add lemon rind and juice.
Fragment the dough into 4 equal parts and wrap each portion in plastic wrap.
Allow it to cool down for about 2 to 6 hours.
Roll a dough part on a lightly floured surface to a 1/4 inch thickness.
Cut it with a 3 inch heart-shaped cookie cutter and keep on lightly greased baking sheets.
Repeat the method for other dough parts.
Now bake them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 8 to 9 minutes till light brown colour reached on bottoms.
Allow them to cool on baking sheets for about 2 minutes.
Transfer to wire racks and let them cool for 20 minutes.
Heart Shaped Cookies are ready to be eaten