valentines sugar cookies

Ingredients

Cookies

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1teaspoon vanilla
1/2teaspoon almond extract
1egg
2 1/2cups all-purpose flour
1teaspoon baking soda
1teaspoon cream of tartar

Frosting

2 cups powdered sugar
1/2teaspoon vanilla
2tablespoons milk or half-and-half

Steps

  • 1. In large bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, the butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, almond extract and egg until well blended. Stir in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  • 2. Heat oven to 375°F. Divide dough in half. On lightly floured, cloth covered surface, roll each half of dough 3/16 inch thick. Cut into assorted shapes with cookie cutters, or cut around patterns traced from storybook illustrations. If cookies are to be hung as decorations, make a hole in each 1/4 inch from top with end of plastic straw. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4.  In medium bowl, beat all frosting ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Tint with food color if desired. Frost and decorate cookies as desired with frosting and colored sugars.
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Those are beautifully decorated!

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