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.

Rating:
☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes
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

Step-By-Step

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