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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