Smell that? Can it be the smell of love in the air? Nope, it’s something even better: freshly baked cookies.
Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and if you’re still looking for some last minute gift ideas for your friends or that special someone, we have just the thing. Even if you’re not enthusiastic about Valentine’s Day itself, we’re going to go ahead and bet that you’re enthusiastic about adorable food. We certainly are.
This is where Eugenie comes in. Eugenie, the creator of the popular blog Eugenie Kitchen, is a talented food blogger and vlogger who is known for her creative dishes. With over 2,000 followers on Twitter, nearly 25k followers on Instagram, over 100k likes on Facebook and nearly 300k subscribers on YouTube, you can bet we came to the right person for Valentine’s Day food ideas.
Sure enough, Eugenie has a number of easy-to-follow tutorials for Valentine’s Day treats that are so adorable, how can we not make them?
Check out our favorites below:
We can’t get over how cute this pancake is! It certainly looks complicated, but the step-by-step tutorial makes it easy enough for anyone to follow along. For these heart pancakes, you will need the following ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour (250g)
1 tablespoon baking powder (7g)
1/2 cup granulated sugar (100g)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (10ml)
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (55g)
1 cup whole milk (240ml)
Food color – red
Note: Eugenie also uses squeeze bottles to perfect her pancake’s design. Here’s the video tutorial below.
Next, Eugenie shows us how to turn simple breakfast food, like toast and eggs, into cute Valentine’s Day treats. In this case, toast gets turned into a love letter and eggs are shaped into fried egg hearts. For this, you will simply need:
Note: These dishes also require a metal, heart-shaped cookie cutter. Check out it out below.
If you’re looking to try something a little more intricate, how about this 22-layer rainbow heart cake? You’ll be sure to impress the ones you love with this sweet dessert! It may look a little complicated, but this crepe cakes gets easier once you get the hang of it. The ingredients are:
3 tablespoons sugar (45g)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil (15ml)
1/2 stick unsalted butter melted (55g)
1 1/2 cups milk (380ml)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (185g)
Whipped Cream Filling: (or use your favorite crepe cake filling.)
2 cups whipping cream (480ml)
3 tablespoons sugar (45g)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (5ml)
Food colors of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet
Note: This cake requires the use of templates. Luckily, Eugenie has provided them here on her blog. Check out the video tutorial below.
Not in the mood for cake? Well you can’t go wrong with cookies. These rainbow cookies are sure to impress any Valentine. The best part? They’re not hard to make! The ingredients needed are:
¾ cup unsalted butter (170g) at room temperature
1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar (155g)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
3 egg yolks
2 ½ cups cake flour (310g)
Food colors (Wilton or AmeriColor)
Egg wash: 1 egg white & 1 teaspoon water
Note: Just like the Valentine’s Day brunch, these cookies will require a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Check it out below.