Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies

 

Heart-shaped sugar cookies are a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day …This recipe has been in our family for years and it’s always an enjoyable family activity for us.  It can, of course, be used for other holidays, events, or for just making any other creation that you have a cookie cutter for …but for now, it’s all about Valentine’s Day, so we are using various size hearts. 

There are several variations that can be used with this recipe: 

  • You can adjust the size and thickness of the cookie for your preference.
  • Additional milk can be added to the icing to make it a more thin, glaze-like icing, but adding less milk will produce a more thick frosting.
  • Use various colors for the icing.
  • Keep some icing white -without adding food color.
  • Add some cocoa to white (uncolored) icing to frost some of them chocolate.
  • Use various sprinkles or decorations.
  • Use a decorator icing bag with small pointed tip to add a message or any text to the cookie… or create other designs on the cookies with various tips.

If you can think of any other variations, please mention in the comments or if you make these, please share a picture ! 

Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy! :)

 

 

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Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies
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Servings
3 1/2 dozen (aprox)
Servings
3 1/2 dozen (aprox)
Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies
Print Recipe
Servings
3 1/2 dozen (aprox)
Servings
3 1/2 dozen (aprox)
Ingredients
Cookie dough
Icing
Decorations
Servings: dozen (aprox)
Instructions
To prepare cookie dough...
  1. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together - set aside. Cream together Crisco, sugar, and remaining ingredients. Once all combined, gather enough dough to form a ball (about baseball size) and then pat it flat
  2. Flour your board and rolling pin (sprinkle a small amount of sugar over flour on the board!). Roll out dough to approximately 1/4 inch thick. Cut out cookies using heart-shaped cookie cutters and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 350 for approximately 7-9 minutes. If you see the base of the cookie starting to brown, you should remove them from the oven.
To prepare icing...
  1. Mix all ingredients except milk and food coloring... slowly add milk until desired consistency, then add a couple drops of food coloring or more to get the shade of pink or red you like.
Frost and Decorate...
  1. Frost each cookie and decorate (quickly, before frosting sets!) with sprinkles
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