In the lead up to Valentines Day I was a little unsure about what I should do… Ben wasnt really giving me any answers on what he had planned for the day, so I figured I would be safe enough to do dinner and dessert. But the boy doesnt do sweets. I needed to come up with a sweet that was going to appeal to both of us. Then I saw this recipe on How to Eat a Cupcake and thought they looked fantastic!
Brownie Roll-Out Cookies
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Whisk dry flour, salt and baking powder in bowl and set aside. Mix butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and cocoa in mixer. Gradually add flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Wrap in plastic and chill for at least one hour.
Roll out cookie dough on floured counter. Cut into desired shapes, brushing extra deposits of flour off the top. Bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 8 to 11 minutes (the former for 1/8-inch thick cookies, the latter for 1/4-inch cookies) until the edges are firm and the centers are slightly soft and puffed. (Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
I am certainly no icing expert… but I think i am slowly getting better? It took me FOREVER to do though! Practise makes perfect they say!
Nom! These were really good – chewy, moist, but not overpoweringly chocolatey, perfect for the boy without a sweet tooth!
oh and the flower shape totally gave me the chance to say “well at least one of us got flowers on Valentines day!” hehe