DIY Valentine: Chocolate Orange Heart CookiesFebruary 10, 2012 at 17:39 | Posted in Crafts - DIY | 1 Comment
Tags: baking, Chocolate, Chocolate Orange, Cookies, DIY Valentine, Heart, Maizena, Recipe, sweet valentine, Valentine Day, Woven Heart
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Continuing with the DIY Valentine series, this week I baked some yummy Chocolate Orange cookies.
I got the recipe from a old, old booklet from a famous brand of corn starch in Argentina, Mi primer recetario Maizena. I think I got it when I was 11 years old!!! Ok, forget the old, old part now 😉
They are call Masitas Secas and here is the recipe:
6 oz corn starch – 3.5 oz flour – pinch of salt – 5 oz sugar – zest from 1 orange – 2.6 oz unsalted butter – 1 egg – 1/2 cup orange juice.
Sift the cornstarch onto a clean surface or big bowl with the flour and salt. Make a hole in the middle and put the sugar,orange zest, butter and egg into it. Using your hands, work the ingredients until they are blended all together.
Add the orange juice and form a smooth dough (you might need to add more flour). Wrap it in film and let it rest in the fridge for half an hour. Sprinkle flour onto the counter and roll-out the dough with a (also sprinkled with flour) rolling pin to 1/4 inch thick. Using a cookie cutter, cut hearts shapes and placed at least 1-inch apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 12 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to turn brown around the edges. Let sit for 2 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.
The recipe said to make a glaze with orange juice and confectioners’ sugar. Being a choco-aholic, I didn’t do that. It is Valentine’s Day after all, and chocolate and romance have always been synonymous. So… I melted chocolate chips instead. And summerged all the cookies in it. Gulp! Yum!
Then, for final presentation, I put them in a jar with lace around to complete the package.
A sweet Valentine to enjoy. Mi cookies are already gone by now 😉
If you are looking for more ideas to make your Valentines, check the rest of the series, including the Free Printable Elephant Love Postcards (featured in The Huffington Post!), the Woven Heart Racquet, and the Map of Love canvas.
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