I have been racking my brain trying to come up with something red, pink, covered in flowers or hearts. Something fluffy, cozy, something (pardon the pun) overall “LOVELY”. But let’s face it. Valentine’s Day stinks. Somehow, for me the big V-day balances somewhere between over-commerlized and always a little bit of a disappointment.
So what can we do with that ladies? Why not make the cutest little creepy army of voodoo love dolls? Maybe I’m watching too much American Horror Story, but I feel like this covers all of our bases.
Traditionally, voodoo dolls were used to gain affection from someone you like or to exact revenge on someone you don't. And of course, sometimes the two were related… we chicks are a complicated bunch. So bite them, lick them, stick them with a toothpick - it's up to you! All I know is these little guys are as delicious as they are cute!
3 cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg beaten
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar, for rolling out dough
1: Cream your butter and sugar in the mixer, now add all wet ingredients: egg, milk, and vanilla
2: Measure out all of the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt. Sift together and spoon into mixer in small batches.
3: The dough should be just pulling away from the sides of the bowel, now divide dough and roll into logs using wax paper and refrigerate for an hour. This helps the dough to have sharper lines when cutting out your shapes.
4: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
5: Roll dough out using powdered sugar to about ¼-inch thick and cut shapes
6: Bake for 8-10 minutes so that the cookies are just turning golden brown.
7: Allow to cool on wire rack completely before frosting. For these little guys I just used a bacic royal frosting recipe.