I'm so excited to share these cookies with you. I love hearts (isn't it obvious?) and I LOVE YELLOW!
Also, it's the second year for our Valentine's event to benefit Cookies for Kids' Cancer! Bloggers from all over signed up to participate, they donated, they created recipes and I'm so excited to share them with you. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom and click over to check out the recipes!
Did you know that childhood cancers are the #1 killer of children in the U.S.?
Did you know that there are 12-13,000 new childhood cancer diagnoses each year?
Did you know that for every $1 of cancer research only 3 pennies goes to childhood cancer research.
This is why Cookies for Kids' Cancer exists! This is why they do what they do. They sell cookies to fund the researchers who are trying to find cures and better treatment options for children suffering through cancer today. They also encourage all of us to hold bake sales to raise much needed funds.
Please consider donating today: Donate Now
Also, watch this video to learn more about what Cookies for Kids' Cancer does! A huge thank you to them for what they do for children!
Now back to the cookies…
Yellow makes me smile, what about you?
Of course, I used Dixie Crystals powdered sugar and my new OXO baking sheet!
Cream the sugar with the butter.
Add the egg yolk and extracts.
Mix until well combined.
I always mix the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.
Gradually add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients.
Now we have cookie dough!
It looks perfect!
Add the sprinkles and mix again. I love these ones!
I like rolling cookie dough in between two pieces of parchment paper so I don't have to add more flour to the dough.
See how easy?
I used a 1.5 inch heart cookie cutter.
Remove the dough surrounding the cut outs and then use a cookie spatula (like this one) to move the cut out to your baking sheet.
These are so small, they only take 5 minutes in the oven!
I used Bridget's royal icing recipe for the icing to decorate these cookies. And here's a quick video of how I decorated them!
I used drops of lemon yellow and a couple of drops of orange to get the yellow color I wanted! I used a #3 tip to outline the cookies and then a #4 tip to flood the cookies. These are so sunshiney happy smiley cookies, I love them!
They are pretty easy to make, be sure to follow Bridget's tips for the royal icing!!
Yellow Heart-Shaped Rainbow Funfetti Cookies
- 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 Dixie Crystals confectioner's, powdered sugar
- 1 large egg yolk
- 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 1/4 cups plus 2 Tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking power
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
- 1 batch of royal icing, I used Bridget's recipe
- Americolor lemon yellow soft gel paste food color
- Americolor orange soft gel paste food color
- Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer (or using an electric hand mixer), cream together the butter and sugar and whip until well combined. Then, add the egg yolks and extracts and mix until also well combined.
- Combine and mix together flour, baking powder and salt in a medium sized mixing bowl. Add in batches to the wet ingredients, mixing just until combined.
- Then, add the sprinkles and mix until just combined.
- Divide the dough in half and roll between two pieces of parchment paper using a rolling pin, until the dough is about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters. (I take the excess dough and roll up and re-roll until I have no dough left).
- Place on a silicon mat or parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for about 5 minutes (or longer for bigger shapes).
- Make royal icing and color the icing. Pipe outlines and then flood the cookies. Allow for them to dry overnight.
Check out the other recipes from bloggers who participate this year!
Peanut Butter Cookie Cake from Julie of Julie Blanner
Cherry Coconut Macaroons from Miranda of Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Brownie Cookies from Mel of Mel's Kitchen Cafe
No-Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies from Debi of Life Currents
Double Dark Chocolate Chery Black Forest Cookies from Jamie of Southern Revivals
White Chocolate Valentine Madeleine Cookies from Marlynn of Urban Bliss Life
Pillowy Soft Sugar Cookies from Stephie of Stephie Cooks
Steak with Pink Peppercorn Sauce from Sonja of Ginger & Toasted Sesame
Creamy Beet Risotto from Rachel of Copper & Verdigris
Valentine's Day Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Denise of Chez Us
Red Velvet Donuts from Gwynn of Swirls of Flavor
S’mores Brown Butter Panbanging Cookies from Marybeth of babysavers
Gluten-Free Chocolate Kiss Cookies from Audrey of Mama Knows Gluten Free
Gluten-Free Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies from Brianna of Flippin' Delicious
Rose Meringue Cookies from Kirsten of Comfortably Domestic
Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry from Shashi of Savory Spin
Double Chocolate Meringue Cookies from Dee of Meatloaf and Melodrama
White Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie from Sarah of Sarah Cooks the Books
Cream Wafer Cookies from Kelly of Live Laugh Rowe
White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies from Wanda of My Sweet Zepol
Raspberry Fudge Cookies from Jessica of A Kitchen Addiction
Raspberry Cookies from Courtney of Know Your Produce
Syltkakor Raspberry Jam Cookies from Megan of Stetted
No-Bake Chocolate Tart from Rachel of Rachel Cooks
Heart-Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies from Angela of About a Mom
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies from Lisa of TasteCookSip
Chai Latte Shortbread Hearts from Sue of It's Okay to Eat the Cupcake
Soft and Sweet Sugar Cookie Bars from Carlee of Cooking With Carlee
Strawberry and Cream Cookies from Ashley of A Cup of Charming
Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies from Lisa of Blogghetti
Galete Waffle Cookies from Shaina of Food for My Family
Almond Shortbread Cookies from Denise of addicted 2 recipes
Easy Strawberry Fudge from Chrysa of Thrifty Jinxy
Valentine's Day Mug Hug Cookies from Aimee of Southern From Scratch
Doughnut Sandwich Cookies from Bree of Baked Bree
Chocolate Nutella Cookies from Melissa of Modern Honey
Easy Crinkle Cookies from Amy of The Nifty Foodie
Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Becca of The Salted Cookie
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies from Sara of Confectionary Tales
Meringue Cookies from Sara of My Imperfect Kitchen
Rose White Hot Chocolate from Susannah of Feast + West
Gluten Free Lavendar Shortbread Cookies from Carolann of Apron Warrior
Fruit Filled Chocolate Waffle Cones from Nicole of For the Love of Food
Chocolate and Vanilla Sweetheart Cookies from Sheila of Life, Love, and Good Food
Raspberry Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies from Nancy of The Bitter Side of Sweet
Chai Spiced Snickerdoodle Cookies from Ashley of Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
Heart Happy Valentine Cookie Chocolate Cheesecake from TammyJo of The Chocolate Cult
Persian rice cookies from Caroline of Caroline's Cooking
Chocolate Dipped Espresso Shortbread Cookies from Julianne of Beyond Frosting
Fudgy Chocolate Sixlets Cookies from Barbara of Barbara Bakes
Bake Chocolate Donuts with Cherry Glaze from Deb of Taste & Tell
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