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Cooking with Grandma: Annaliese and Grandma make Valentine Sugar Cookies


How to Create Valentine Sugar Cookies

  1. Gather your ingredients

For the cookies:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter – softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg – room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the icing:

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • food coloring
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup

2. Make the dough

    • Add sugar and then beat until light and fluffy
    • Add egg, vanilla, and almond extract and beat until fully combinedBeat butter in a large bowl until creamed and smooth
  • In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt.
    • If using stand mixer turn down to low setting and add half of flour mixture, beating until barely combined
    • Add the remaining flour mixture
    • If dough is too soft add 1 teaspoon of flour at a time for better consistency
  • Divide the dough into two equal parts
    • Roll each portion onto parchment to about 1/4 inch thickness
    • Stack the pieces with the paper onto baking sheet and cool for 1 hour to 1 day




3. Cut and bake the cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Remove the dough from fridge and use heart cookie cutter to cut your cookies
    • Move cookies to a baking sheet
      • Be sure the sheet has parchment paper on it
    • Continue rolling and cutting the dough until all dough is used
  • Bake for 8-11 minutes
    • Until lightly colored on top and edges
    • Rotate sheet halfway through
    • Allow to cool completely before icing




4. Prepare the Icing

  • Stir confectioners’ sugar and milk in a small bowl
  • Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until glossy
  • Add more corn syrup if it is too thick
  • Divide the icing into separate bowls to add desired colors to each one









5. Decorate & Share with Your Valentine

  • Add frosting and any other decorations you may want to make your cookies beautiful
  • Share with your Valentine and enjoy!








Recipe found on: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/05/27/soft-cut-out-sugar-cookies/