as you know, this past week, we celebrated valentine’s day. earlier in the week, i had a club meeting and took these cookies to the event. i was told they were enjoyed by many, so thought i would share the recipe today. this is a very simple sugar cookie recipe, and the cookies did not have to be chilled prior to rolling and cutting. i chose to decorate the cookies with sprinkles, but they could be also be decorated with sparkle sugar or red hots.
to make the cookies: heat the oven to 375 degrees. next, in a small bowl, mix together 2 3/4 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. set aside until later in the recipe.
next, in a mixer, add 1 cup softened/room temperature unsalted butter and beat until creamy. then add, 1 1/2 cups sugar and beat until incorporated. next, add in one egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla and cream into the batter.
now, add the flour mixture from the other bowl slowly to incorporate well. when done, i placed the dough on waxed paper, and placed another piece of waxed paper over the dough. using my rolling-pin, on top of the waxed paper, roll the dough between the sheets and flatten. if desired, add a bit of flour on the waxed paper before rolling, however; i did not seem to need that step. i used a medium heart-shaped cookie cutter and formed the cookies. i removed the cookies with a flat spatula and placed on ungreased baking sheets. add decorations as desired.
the cookies baked for 8 to 10 minutes. i rotate them from front to back half way between the baking time. cool the cookies for about 4 minutes and remove to waxed paper or racks to completely cool. this recipe made 40 cookies.
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