Sweetheart Sugar Cookies

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Ashley Bateman

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@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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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.

How to Make Sweetheart Sugar Cookies

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.

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Course/Dish: Cookies



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