Did anyone say Valentine’s Day Harry Potter Cookies?
I wanted to take the “You’re a keeper” line and put it into heart shaped cookies, because I can somehow imagine the girls at Hogwarts doing the same thing.
There’s no Amortentia in my recipe though, only butter sugar and vanilla. And a bit of lemon zest to combine with the bright yellow of the snitches. (Also because pink lemon cookies make think of pink lemonade!)
These are so cute and delicious, perfect for Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day!
(Also perfect to eat half a batch by yourself, I just confirmed it).
For the cookies
- 1 stick of butter (non-salted)
- 1 egg
- 1 and 1/5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
For the icing
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons whole milk
- 3 teaspoons corn syrup (OR 2 EGG WHITES)
- 1/4 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Food coloring, I used Yellow and Red
- FOR THE COOKIES: In a small bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
- In a larger bowl, beat the butter and sugar until softened. Add the egg to the mixture and keep beating until well mixed.
- Add the lemon juice, zest and vanilla to the same mix.
- Slowly, add the flour mix to the butter mix. Keep beating until well combined and shaped like a dough.
- Shape the dough into a large disk, cover it carefully and refrigerate for 1 hour. (You can also leave it overnight).
- YOU’RE READY TO BAKE:
- Since I didn’t have golden snitch cookie cutters (I didn’t even have a heart shaped one…), I decided to make my own! I took a large piece of aluminum foil and rolled it until I had a large strip of aluminum (Kind of like a chewing gum wrapper, but longer). Then I just shaped it using a picture as reference and held it in place with a piece of tape.
- Once you have your cookie cutters, transfer the dough to a clean counter and use a rolling pin to make it 1/4 inch thick.
- Now cut the cookies! If you use the aluminum foil cookie cutters, BE CAREFUL. They’re flimsy and you will need to apply pressure slowly, making sure they don’t fold or disfigure. For the golden snitches I made 1 wing-shaped cookie cutter and also used a regular circle for the body of the snitch.
- Preheat the over to 350F, grease a cookie sheet and make sure to leave at least 0.5 inches between each cookie. Bake for 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
- FOR THE ICING: Mix all the ingredients except the food coloring. Then divide into different bowls and add colors to your liking.
- Be patient. (Don’t be like me).
- Wait until the cookies are completely cool before decorating. If you’re adding text, wait until the first layer of icing has set, then add your favorite Harry Potter pun.
- And Accio, Cookies! Your Valentine’s treats are ready.
I originally wanted to make 6 cookies so I could use all these puns, but, er – some cookies didn’t make it to the icing stage.
Here are other ideas you could use:
You leave me Stupefied
Neville gonna give you up
You’re a keeper
I A-dumbledore you
You’re the chosen one
You put a spell on me
Let me know if you do try them, and if you can come up with other Valentine’s puns! I’ll bake another batch for my Galentine’s celebration.