Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sugar Cookies: Happy Valentine's Day!

One of our family traditions is to make sugar cookies for Valentine's Day. This recipe has been passed down through generations and is such a good one. You really can't go wrong with this recipe. It produces a nice, soft, yummy cookie. Typically I frost them with a butter cream frosting. Today I decided to go with some royal icing. You can make royal icing with egg whites or with meringue powder. Today I opted for the slightly safer meringue powder (you buy it at craft stores) and it turned out great. The recipe I used for royal frosting came from Joy of Baking and you can click HERE to see that recipe. I added some almond extract to mine.'s the cookie recipe:

1/2 Cup Butter
1 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Tbsp. Milk
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp. Baking Powder
2 Cups Flour
1 tsp. Vanilla

Cream butter, sugar and eggs for 5 minutes. Add milk and dry ingredients. Chill overnight. Roll out on floured board and cut into shapes. Bake at 375 until edges just start to brown. Frost with butter cream frosting. Don’t overbake cookies….it is better to have them a little underdone. You just want them to be barely turning brown on the bottom. This is key to soft sugar cookies! This recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Happy Valentine's Day to you! xoxo


Deanna said...

The kids and I may just have to make some of these after school as a fun project! They look so nice (with the kids, ours generally don't turn out too professional looking :-)

Marie said...

You have a food blog, too! How fun. Food is the greatest, isn't it? And what a wonderful idea to keep your friends in touch! I'll link to yours from ours.

Burdett Family said...

Kristy, my mouth is watering!