Valentine’s Day is full of memories for me! My mom would make these sugar cookies and my sister and I would decorate them with icing and sprinkles. We would then get to have one cookie in our lunch until they were gone. Now that I’m an adult I rose that number to 2 and occasionally have a couple at home with a cup of tea. My mom would also get my sister and I some of our favourite treats and sometimes other little gifts like pens that would light up while writing with pink feathers and a big bold heart shaped lightbulb on top. We would also have adorable Valentine’s Day shirts, and accessories. It was a very fun time, and it was extra special in our house because Valentine’s Day is actually my parent’s anniversary!! How romantic eh?!
About a week ago my hubby and I made these sugar cookies and decorated them together while watching some classic FRIENDS. It was a lot of fun spending some quality time with my love. I love making these cookies for all sorts of holidays like Easter, St. Patrick’s Day and Halloween. I wrote a previous post about Halloween Sugar Cookies and it was a lot of fun. I’m hoping to eventually try decorating them with royal icing and doing some more detailed decorating.
These cookies are a classic and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! You could easily decorate these like little conversation hearts if you wanted to, and write some creative notes on them. These would also be a really fun activity to do with your kids or your special someone! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Sugar Cookie Dough:
- 1 cup salted butter
- 1 1/2 cup icing sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
Butter Cream Icing:
- 1/2 cup of salted butter
- 2 cups of icing sugar, 1 cup icing sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 Tbsp milk
- Variety in food colouring
- Cream butter and icing sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda and cream of tartar.
- Set in fridge 2-3 hours. Roll 1/2 at a time and cut out cookies, but not too thick.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake for 7-8 minutes.
- Allow cookies to cool before icing.
- Cream 1/2 cup of softened butter with 2 cups of icing sugar. I found it most helpful to use my paddle attachment on my KitchenAid. Add the vanilla and milk as well as the additional cup of icing sugar.
- Gradually add 1-2 Tbsp of milk to achieve the consistency you are looking for.
- Split icing into different bowls and add different food colourings.
- Have fun decorating the cookies.