Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine Cookies


I had Jacob and the Twinkies help me cut out and decorate these super easy cookies! You'll need plenty of flour on your rolling pin and countertops, cuz these suckers are sticky, even after refrigerating. Makes for a soft, yummy cookie though! Here's the recipe:

Valentine Cookies
1 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 3/4 c. flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda

FROSTING:
1 stick butter
1 lb. powdered sugar
1/4 c. milk (approx.)
1 tsp. vanilla
red food coloring
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Cream shortening and sugar well. Add eggs and vanilla. Sift together dry ingredients and gradually add to shortening mixture. Chill dough 3 hours in refrigerator or 45 mins. in freezer. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness on floured surface. Cut with heart-shaped cookie cutters. (TIP: Keep dough refrigerated between batches.) Bake on lightly greased cookie sheets 7-10 minutes, or until bottoms are barely browned. Frost and decorate with sprinkles or as desired.
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FROSTING: Cream butter and 1 cup of the powdered sugar. Add 4-5 drops red food coloring. Mix remaining powdered sugar alternately with milk and vanilla until smooth and creamy.

Enjoy! And have a happy Valentine's Day!

3 comments:

Debbie said...

Your little Twinkies are so cute! The cookies look delicious. Wish I had time to make some... Thanks for keeping up with my blog and leaving comments. Sometimes I feel like giving it up, but it's become like an online memory book to me. And I'd miss the connection with sweeties like you!

Katie Henderson said...

Have you seen this website? Lots of fun pre-school type learning ideas and stuff

http://www.first-school.ws/INDEX.HTM

scrappygal said...

adorable pics! Your kiddos are really cuties. Looks like they enjoyed the cookies too! Nice to hear from you BTW. I hope that all is well!

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