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Recipe Box: Valentine's Day Cookies

๐Ÿ’– Yummy Treat for Valentineโ€™s Day

By Ashley Morse, Macaroni Kid Palm Beach Gardens February 8, 2012

Decorating cookies is not just for Christmas. You can have your own cookie decorating party at home with this delicious sugar cookie recipe.

Sugar Cookies 

  • 1½ cups granulated sugar (plus extra for rolling)
  • ¾ cup softened butter (1½ sticks)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 400หšF. Cream the sugar and butter until smooth. Beat in the eggs and the vanilla. Add the baking powder, flour, and salt. 

Cover and chill the dough for at least one hour. 

Roll out dough on floured and sugared parchment paper (¼- to ½-inch thick). Cut into shapes with a cookie cutter and remove excess dough. Transfer the parchment paper (with cookies) onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6 to 8 minutes. Cool. Makes 30.

For Decorating

  • Red, pink, and/or white cookie icing
  • Red or pink decorating sugar
  • Red Hots
  • Sprinkles
  • Any other candy

Happy Valentine's Day!