Sweetheart Sugar Cookies

Ashley Bateman

By
@Melodyep

For jumbo cookies: Cut rolled-out dough with a 4 1/2-inch heart-shaped cutter. Bake at 350° for 15 to 17 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Makes: about 1 dozen.
For bite-size cookies: Cut rolled-out dough with a 1-inch heart-shaped cutter. Bake at 350° for 8 to 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Makes: about 20 dozen.


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Serves:

3 dozen

Ingredients

1 c
butter, softened
1 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1
large egg
2 1/4 c
all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp
salt
2 tsp
meringue powder
pink sanding sugar

NOTE: YOU MAY NEED TO PREPARE ADDITIONAL MERINGUE POWDER-AND-WATER MIXTURE AS YOU DECORATE COOKIES. SANDING SUGAR MAY ALSO BE CALLED "FINE" SUGAR.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter, granulated sugar, and vanilla at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add egg, beating until blended.
2
Combine flour and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating just until blended.
3
Divide dough into 2 equal portions; flatten each portion into a disk. Cover and chill 10 minutes.
4
Place 1 dough disk on a heavily floured surface, and roll to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with a 3-inch heart-shaped cutter. Place 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Repeat procedure with remaining dough disk.
5
Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let cool on baking sheets 5 minutes; transfer to wire racks, and let cool completely (about 30 minutes).
6
Whisk together meringue powder and 2 Tbsp. water. Brush cookies with mixture, or dip cookies in mixture, and sprinkle with sanding sugar.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies