Eating This: Valentine Inspired Sugar Cookies

Cheers to a great weekend, lovely ladies:) What are your plans for the next two days? Tomorrow I am doing a workout class in the morning and on Sunday we are off to Vegas until Thursday! Have a cozy weekend and stay warm, but in the meantime, here are some amazing iced heart shaped sugar cookies. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar*
  • * If you don’t have cream of tartar on hand, you can replace the last three ingredients (flour, baking soda, cream of tartar) with self rising flour.

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Instructions

  1. In a large bowl or your stand mixer, mix butter, sugar, egg and vanilla.
  2. Stir in the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar, just until combined.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least thirty minutes.
  4. For cut-outs:
  5. Roll chilled dough onto a lightly floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out desired shapes and place 2” apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 7-8 minutes. Allow to cool a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. For drop cookies:
  7. Using your hands or a cookie scoop, roll dough into two inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar or dip in sprinkles (optional) and place on a cookie sheet approx. two inches apart. Press down lightly with the palm of your hand. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 7-8 minutes. Allow to cool a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Frost with your favorite icing recipe. Mixing powdered sugar and water works well to create a nice glaze that will harden at is sits. Just add water to the powdered sugar until it’s a consistency you like.
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