Now what could be more from your heart but homemade Valentine’s Sugar Cookies for your sweetheart. Well truth be told I have never made sugar cookies before and was nervous about finding an fail-proof recipe as I not a confident baker. So I decided to make them for Mark on Valentine’s Day, also for him to take along on his fly fishing trip and for the women at work. This recipe is easy and oh so good. Found it in a very old Betty Crocker’s cookbook.
Ingredients: Makes 3 1/2 to 4 dozen cookies
- 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
- 1 cup salted butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups sifted flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
Cream together the powdered sugar and butter, then mix in the egg and vanilla. Sift the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar together and stir into the creamy mixture. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
Preheat your oven to 375 and line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Working with a third of the dough at a time, roll out on a generously floured surface with a floured rolling-pin to about 1/4″ thickness. Use a lightly floured cookie cutter to cut out your cookies and place on your lined baking sheet. Bake 7 1/2 to 8 1/2 minutes, until lightly golden. Let rest about 4 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool.
I frosted mine with a version of “Donna Sue’s Amish Frosting”.
Amish Frosting Ingredients:
- 1 3/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
- 4 Tb shortening
- 4 Tb milk
- 1/8 tsp vanilla
- 1/8 tsp lemon flavoring
In a medium bowl add all ingredients and mix well using a whisk. If desired add some food coloring. This frosting not only taste wonderful but it’s easy to work with also.