These cookie sticks for Valentines are perfect for any occasion. Decorating them in pink with rose petals just makes them extra special for the Valentines. Pop them in a box, wrap them in a ribbon and gift them to family and friends.
Elevate your Valentine’s Day festivities with these irresistible buttery orange sugar cookie sticks, dipped in dreamy pink-colored white chocolate, and adorned with delicate rose petals and sprinkles. With each bite, these delightful treats will melt in your mouth, leaving behind a trail of sweetness and affection.
- 113 g room temperature butter
- 100 g granulated sugar
- 1 small beaten egg at room temperature
- 1/2 tbsp orange essence
- 225 g plain flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Zest of half an orange
- 75 g white chocolate
- Pink food coloring
- Rose petals and sprinkles for garnishing
- Cream the Butter and Sugar: In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and creamy, about 5 minutes.
- Add Egg and Orange Essence: Beat in the beaten egg and orange essence until well combined.
- Add in the Dry Ingredients: Into the egg mixture sift in the flour, baking powder, salt. Then add in the orange zest and combine on a low speed.
- Bring Dough Together: Use your hands to bring the dough together into a cohesive mass.
- Chill the Dough: Wrap the dough in cling film and freeze for about 20 minutes to firm up.
- Roll and Cut: Roll out the chilled dough to about 1 cm thick and cut into equal sticks about 12 cm long and 1 cm wide. You will get about 12 cookies. With the excess dough, bring it together, then roll out and repeat
- Chill and Bake: Chill the cut cookies, then bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 15 to 18 minutes until golden brown. Allow them to cool completely.
- Melt White Chocolate: Melt the white chocolate in the microwave in 15-second intervals until smooth. Add pink food colouring to achieve the desired hue.
- Dip and Drizzle: Dip half of each cookie stick into the melted chocolate, shaking off any excess, and place them on a cooling rack to dry. Use a piping bag or spoon to drizzle patterns on the cookies.
- Garnish: Sprinkle crushed rose petals and colorful sprinkles onto the freshly dipped cookies. The garnishes will adhere to the chocolate.
- Storage: Store in an air tight container at room temperature once totally dry. Enjoy within a week.
• Can I make these plain? Yes, you can make vanilla cookies by substituting vanilla extract for orange essence and omitting the orange zest.
• Can I use different chocolate? Absolutely! Feel free to use your favorite chocolate for dipping.
• Do the cookies spread? The baking powder helps the cookies rise slightly, but chilling the dough before baking ensures they maintain their shape.
. Can I make them a different shape. Cookie sticks are easy to eat and look pretty but you can equally make them and shape you want. With the excess dough I made some heart shaped ones ( see photos).
. Preparing the cookies beforehand. You can prepare the dough beforehand and leave it in the fridge for about 3 days. You can also freeze the dough once made. Defrost totally in the fridge before using it.
. Can I dry them on baking paper: Yes you can dry them once dipped in chocolate on baking paper but the bottom will flatten out. You can dip one side, let it dry then dip the other side and let it dry.
These cookie sticks are not just for Valentine’s . Whether enjoyed with a hot cup of tea or shared with loved ones, these sweet delights are ones you need to make. Try them out and spread the love, one cookie stick at a time!
Want more cookie inspiration? How about these cute and tasty Valentines shaker cookies?