Ducks 'n a Row: Valentine's Day Cookies

22 January 2016

Valentine's Day Cookies

Add a little sweetness to this Valentines Day with some simple heart shaped sugar cookies. This rolled sugar cookie recipe is so easy to make. Use prepared frosting in a can to decorate them, add some pretty pink sprinkles and you're done!

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Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

Preparing the Dough
Cream softened butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
Add eggs and vanilla, mixing on medium speed.
Add baking powder, salt and flour (add flour one cup at a time) and blend.
Separate into two sections of dough.
Wrap in plastic wrap.
Refrigerate 1 hour up to 24 hours.



Baking Directions
Lightly flour a clean counter.
Roll one section of dough, using a rolling pin, to about 1/2 inch thick.
Cut out with cookie cutters
Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 6-8 minutes till very lightly brown.
Cool completely.
Frost and decorate.


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Tip: use a tub of prepared vanilla cake frosting. If you want pink, add a few drops of red food coloring and mix it through. I covered a few of the big cookies with white frosting, and then added the food coloring to do the little ones with pink. After I frosted each one, I just decorated it with pretty Valentine sprinkles !





The day that I baked these Valentine cookies, I also made some Snowman Cookies. Directions for making the snowman cookies plus a party idea and some baking tips here...

Snowman Cookie Recipe


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       Enjoy!
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