Valentine Heart Cookies

Beverley Williams

By
@Beverley1991

I have made these for my kids since they were little. I have occasionally used prepared buttercream frosting when time was short. Just add food coloring to white frosting.


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Rating:

Serves:

Yield 2-3 dozen

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FOR THE COOKIES

2 3/4 c
all purpose flour
2 c
sugar
1 tsp
baking soda
2
eggs
1/2 tsp
salt
2 tsp
vanilla
1/4 tsp
almond ectract
1 1/4 c
margarine

FOR THE FROSTING

3 c
powdered sugar
1/3 c
margarine, softened
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla
1-2 Tbsp
milk
assorted food colors
1 tube(s)
red gel icing

Directions Step-By-Step

1
FOR THE COOKIES
2
Place flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.
3
Place margarine and sugar in a large bowl. Cream together until light and fluffy.
4
Beat in the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla.
5
Gradually stir in the dry ingredients until just blended.
6
Cover and chill for an hour.
7
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
8
Roll out the dough on a floured surface (1/4 to 1/2 inch thick)
9
Cut with heart shaped cookie cutter.
10
Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
11
Bake about 8 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
12
Remove from the oven. Let sit 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
13
FOR THE FROSTING
14
While cookies are baking and cooling....
15
In a medium bowl, mix (on low speed) the margarine and powdered sugar until just smooth.
16
Stir in the vanilla and 1 tablespoon of the milk.
17
Gradually stir in more milk a little at a time until frosting is smooth and spreadable.
18
Divide the frosting into smaller bowls, one for each color you want to use.
19
Stir in the food coloring one drop at a time until you have the color you want.
20
I put my frosting in a frosting bag to make decorating the cookies easier.
21
Use the red gel icing to write your messages on the cookie. I use the conversation hearts candy as inspiration.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtag: #valentines