A little bit of Valentine's love, belated.
These babies are a jealous green, with a mild coconut crumb and a lemon-with-a-twist frost.
Are they really Thai? Well. There's a lot of ways to answer that question.
Maybe we should all just travel there and see.
I hope you got good Valentines this year.
Makes 24, cut thick
3 sticks butter (1 1/2 cup)
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons coconut extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
For cookies: In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla, then beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in dry ingredients. Cover and chill for at least one hour.
Heat oven to 400F. Roll out dough on floured surface to 3/4" - 1" thickness. Using heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 24 heart shapes. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheets, bake 6-10 minutes or until lightly crisp on edges and firm in centers.
2 sticks butter (1 cup)
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2-3 drops lemongrass essential oil (food and therapeutic grade both acceptable)
3 tablespoons milk
Food coloring as desired
Whip butter and sugar together, until combined, about 2 minutes. Add essential oil, milk, and color if using. Beat 1 more minute.