Salted Cookie Hearts

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This morning in South Florida it was a little chilly and I needed to think of somthing to do with my toddler to keep him busy. I came up with taking a salted cookie dough recipe which is typically used for ornaments and made decorative hearts for our dinner table to prepare for Valentine’s Day. If you would like to make these, this is what we did.

Supplies:

  • Flour (All purpose best) 4 cups
  • Salt 1 cup
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • Mixer
  • cookie sheets
  • rolling pin
  • cookie cutters

Directions:

1. Put 4 cups flour, 1 1/2 cups water, and 1 cup salt into a mixer with a dough hook and mix for about 5 minutes, or until well incorporated.

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2. Take dough and in small batches roll out thin about 1/8”. Use extra flour to prevent from sticking.

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3. Use cookie cutter to cut out shapes.

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4. Take cut out shapes and place on a cookie sheet.

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5. Bake at 275 degree for about an hour to prevent rising. ( I didn’t try it but I bet you could just use a dehydrator.)

6. Take out and and allow to cool for a few minutes. Then either paint or just arrange in a bowl. ( I dusted mine with cinnamon before baking to help the house small nice and to have a nice brownish color.)

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In response to a comment yes I made these with my toddler. Here are the pictures of the ones he made by himself. He cut them with a cookie cutter and I placed in the oven. Then he painted. The flower looking one he came up with just freely playing with the dough.

 

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