Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies

These are excellent sugar cookies. They are nice and crisp, but their buttery richness makes them melt in your mouth. And they're just sweet enough. Sweet enough to bake up a batch for those you love the most!

Sugar Cookies
makes 4-5 dozen

1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
1 large egg
2 t. vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Using electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in large bowl until light. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • Turn mixer to slow. add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix just to combine.
  • Divide dough in half. Gather each piece into ball; flatten into disks. Wrap in plastic and chill 1 hour. (Dough can be double wrapped and frozen at this point.)
  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Roll out 1 dough disk on floured work surface to 1/8-inch thickness and cut out cookies (Use any shape you like:). Transfer cookies to ungreased baking sheets, spacing 1 inch apart.
  • Loosely gather dough scraps (don't mush together) and return to the fridge until cool. Re-roll and cut out more cookies.
  • This is the time to add sprinkles etc., if you're not going to eat plain or frost.
  • Bake cookies until pale golden, 10-13 minutes, depending on their size. Transfer cookies to racks and let cool. Frost cookies, if you like, using the recipe below.
  • Store in a airtight container for a week or freeze for a month.
  • Enjoy the LOVE!
Cookie Glaze
makes 2/3 cup, enough for about 4 dozen cookies

2 cups confectioners sugar sifted, spooned and leveled (like you would flour)
2-3 hot water, milk, lemon or lime juice, etc.
1 T corn syrup
(1/2 t. vanilla, if using water or milk)
pinch salt
  • Combine ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until smooth.
  • Use sparingly; a little goes a long way.
  • Have fun decorating yer cookies!

1 comment:

  1. these look just like my xmas cookies... happy valentines day!