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Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

February 14, 2017

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!

Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

Cookies:

  1. Cream butter and icing sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda and cream of tartar.
  2. Set in fridge 2-3 hours. Roll 1/2 at a time and cut out cookies, but not too thick.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake for 7-8 minutes.
  4. Allow cookies to cool before icing.

Icing:

  1. 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.
  2. Gradually add 1-2 Tbsp of milk to achieve the consistency you are looking for.
  3. Split icing into different bowls and add different food colourings.
  4. Have fun decorating the cookies.
  5. ENJOY!!!
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