Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies Recipe

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I love a good decorated sugar cookie -you may remember the Christmas Sugar Cookie recipe we shared around the holidays. This recipe is easy and good to do with girlfriends or your guy for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!

Servings: 32
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Ingredients

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Assorted candies, sprinkles, or colored sugars, for decorating

Directions

  1. In large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt. With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture; beat until combined. Divide dough in half; flatten into disks. Wrap each in plastic; freeze until firm, at least 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment. Remove one dough disk; let stand 5 to 10 minutes. Roll out 1/8 inch thick between two sheets of floured parchment, dusting dough with flour as needed. Cut shapes with cookie cutters. Using a spatula, transfer to prepared baking sheets. (If dough gets soft, chill 10 minutes.) Reroll scraps; cut shapes. Repeat with remaining dough.
  3. Bake, rotating halfway through, until edges are golden, 10 to 18 minutes (depending on size). Cool completely on wire racks. To ice cookies, spread with the back of a spoon. Let the icing harden, about 20 minutes. Decorate as desired.
  4. Icing
  5. Sift 1.5 cups confectioners sugar into a bowl. Whisk in 3-4 tablespoons milk, water, or lemon juice until smooth. Divide icing and add food coloring. Decorate cooled cookies with icing and sprinkles!
  6. Recipe from Martha Stewart

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 19g
Recipe makes 32 servings
Calories 81  
Calories from Fat 27 33%
Total Fat 3.11g 4%
Saturated Fat 1.88g 8%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Potassium 12mg 0%
Total Carbs 12.28g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
Sugars 6.32g 4%
Protein 1.03g 2%
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Comments

  • Shalina Silva
    February 19, 2013
    Kiddies love cookies and it is always good to have new recipes to make them want more. Repetitive taste bores them easily.

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