Cookies for your Valentine

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I was feeling festive yesterday and decided to bake some heart-shaped sugar cookies in the spirit of Valentine's day.

I love these cookies because the recipe is delicious, and all you need is a variety of cookie-cutters and your set for every holiday.
The recipe for these cookies came from my mother (I believe she got it from my grandmother) who swears this is the best sugar cookie recipe she's encountered.

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda

Mix sugar and butter.
Add egg and Vanilla, mix thoroughly.
Add flour and baking soda.
Refrigerate dough for 2-3 hours.
Preheat oven to 375.
Roll out dough, cut out shapes, and bake for 7-8 minutes (until lightly brown).
Then have fun decorating!

My favorite recipe for frosting is:
2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Add food coloring as you wish. 

These cookies are simple, cute, and fun. I think so far I've made them for Halloween and Christmas.
We are heading to Orlando this weekend to see my parents, so luckily I have someone to give these cookies away to. These days I try not to bake any goodies unless I have someone to pawn them off on. I have an intense sugar tooth, and my husband doesn't eat a lot of sweets. SO guess who's tummy they all end up in. Yup.
Happy Wednesday!

1 comment:

  1. I stopped in from the Mil Spouse roundup, these cookies look so adorable and delicious!