There are so many fancy Valentine dessert recipes circulating right now but I was in the mood for something simple…the kind of thing I could grab a handful of and enjoy with a drive through cup of coffee on the way to my next errand. Spritz cookies seemed the obvious choice because they are delicious and quick an so easy to make. The dough doesn’t need to be refrigerated and you can squeeze out dozens of them in minutes.
I got the bright idea to add red food coloring to my basic recipe to make a more festive cookie but wasn’t thrilled with the results. I was out of red coloring gel and used liquid instead which changed the texture of the dough. I compensated with a little more flour but the dough was difficult to handle and it didn’t want to form nicely shaped cookies. Putting the baking sheets into the freezer for a few minutes helped with the dough sticking to the pan, but when the dough got cold the sprinkles wouldn’t stick. Baking can be very frustrating at times.
Anyway…here are my Valentine cookies and I am mentally sending you a little bagful as a token of appreciation for stopping by my blog today. I hope you all have a very Happy Valentine’s Day. I love it when it falls on the weekend. There is so much more time to celebrate. I went to Costco yesterday afternoon…it was jam packed…and I swear every shopping cart left the building with a bouquet of flowers. There was a mountain of boxes of Godiva Chocolates and they were moving fast as well. What could be nicer than a beautiful bouquet and a box of chocolates.