Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine Cookies

These are your basic sugar cookies, decorated with royal icing. I used edible glitter to make them sparkle and I added some pretty molded sugar or royal icing decorations to make them colorful. I also decorated some of the cookies with a big swirl of buttercream and with a variety of sprinkles! Those photos are near the bottom.
Enjoy and Happy Valentines Day!

See the beautiful sun streaming through the window? That was the only 10 minutes of sunshine we received today. It's been raining and soggy ever since. I guess I timed my photos right.

This is the best recipe for sugar cookies if using a cutter and you don't want to lose the definition of your baked cookie.

No Fail Sugar Cookie

6 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract or desired flavoring (I like almond myself)
1 tsp. salt

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Mix dry ingredients and add a little at a time to butter mixture. Mix until flour is completely incorporated and the dough comes together.

Roll to desired thickness and cut into desired shapes. Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 350
degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until just beginning to turn brown around the edges. This recipe
can make up to 5-dozen 3” cookies.


cookies and cups said...

very pretty!

Tanja said...

They look delicious! I mostly bake cupcakes, so I made Valentine's day cupcakes yesterday. It was a lot of work but probably less than you had to do.

Anonymous said...

What is the texture of your sugar cookies: crispy or soft texture?

Heidi said...

I always roll my dough out to be pretty thick so my cookies stay soft but this same recipe can produce crispy cookies if u roll your dough thin. If u simply sprinkle your cookies with sugar before baking (no icing) they are more likely to stay crispy but if you cover them with any sort of icing after baking & cooling it will add moisture & soften them.