Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine Cookie -recipe

When 16-year-old Teresanna sees her step-father beat her mother to death, she runs, and runs again, leaving the fearful adolescent behind to become "Tanya," a sophisticated and artistic stripper, better known as "The Lady Tigre." But inside, she is still a frightened and innocent child, still running from the man who knows the only way for him to be safe, is if the witness is dead.

Will a long-haired trucker named, Kyle Benton, be a man she can trust, at last? Or will Tanya's fears return to destroy their love?

Valentine Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 3 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 4 drops red food coloring
  • White sanding sugar
  • Maraschino Cherries


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a microwavable bowl, melt butter and stir in sugar until light and fluffy. When cool, add egg yolks, flour, salt, food coloring, almond extract, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Dough should be pink in color.

  2. Fill a cookie press with the dough, and using the heart shape template turn out cookies 1 to 2 inches apart onto an unbuttered baking sheet. Sprinkle cookies with white grandulated sugar or white sugars sparkles. Garnish each cookie with one marrachino cherry centered.

  3. Bake until the cookies are lightly browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Allow sheet to cool before removing cookies.

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