One of Jake's favorite cookies are perfect for Valentine's Day. You have probably seen these at your local espresso stand. A soft, cakey cookie slathered in fluffy pink frosting. I found this recipe on line a while back and I really love how simple it is.
The cookies are dropped by tablespoon full onto a baking sheet - no rolling and cutting required- so they are relatively quick to throw together. They are also quite rich, so even though it just makes a small batch, these will last a bit.
I packed these into a tin, and sent Jake on his way back to Boise. I am pretty sure he got the message that he is truely loved by his mom.
1 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
1 cup milk
5 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet.
2.In a large bowl, cream the margarine and sugar together. Add the eggs one at a time, mix well. Stir in the milk and vanilla. Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder; stir into the creamed mixture until everything is well blended. Drop cookie dough by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.
3.Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. The tops of the cookies should spring back to the touch like a cake. Cool on wire racks before frosting.
2/3 cup butter, softened
4 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
4 drops red food coloring
1.In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, confectioners' sugar, and milk until light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Beat in the vanilla and food coloring. Spread on or between cookies.