How to make gorgeous Valentine cookies
Cookies are great fun to make – with or without decorations. All you need is a no-fail recipe, a watchful eye and some cute cookie cutters and you’re good to go.
250 grams butter, softened
1½ cups caster sugar
3 cups plain flour
½ cup self raising flour
1 cup dessicated coconut
1 tsp flavouring of your choice (e.g. vanilla or lemon)
- Turn your oven on to 160°.
- Beat the butter, sugar, eggs and flavouring in a bowl until pale and creamy (probably about 5 minutes if you’re using an electric beater – which you should).
- In a separate bowl, sift the flours and add the coconut. Now add it to your wet mixture in 3 to 4 batches. As you add the dry mixture, stir with a spatula. It’s going to feel like the mixture won’t come together…
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