Valentine Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies, everyone’s favorite no matter what the theme. These cookies were made as a treat for my work mates for Valentine’s day.

Makes 2 dozen. Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart.com

Ingredients:

  • 2      cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4      teaspoon salt
  • 1/2      teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2      cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1      cup sugar
  • 1      large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2      tablespoons milk
  • 1/2      teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Royal Icing optional

Directions:

  1. Whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle  attachment, cream butter and sugar; add dry ingredients, and mix until incorporated. With mixer running, add egg,  milk, and vanilla; mix until incorporated.
  2. Transfer dough to a work surface. Shape into 2  discs, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with nonstick baking mats,parchment paper or silpat; set aside.
  4. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into heart shapes, and transfer to prepared baking sheets, leaving an inch in between. Continue to roll leftover dough.
  5. After rolling all of the dough, chill the baking pan with cookies for 15 minutes.
  6. Bake until lightly golden, about 10 minutes; do not allow to brown.
  7. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
  8. Decorate with Royal Icing, optional.
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