Happy Valentine’s Day

Hope you all have a great Valentine’s Day. These are just simple sugar cookies that I decorated for treats in my office.

1 cup White Sugar
1 cup Butter (room temperature)
1 Egg (well beaten)
1 tsp Vanilla
2 cups Flour
3 Tbs baking powder
1/8 tsp salt

Cream butter, add sugar gradually and continue to beat until well mixed. Add Egg and vanilla and mix well. Slowly add the dry ingredients and combine thoroughly. Should form a thick dough. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and set in fridge to chill (about 1 hour). Once dough is chilled split in half and roll out on a floured surface. Must be very thin – less than ¼ of an inch. Cut out with cookie cutters. Bake in a 350 F oven for 8-10 minutes. Edges should just barely be turning brown. Place on racks and allow to cool completely. Ice and decorate!

8 Tbs Icing sugar
2 Tbs water
1-2 drops of food coloring

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. If the icing is too dry add more water 1/8 tsp at a time. You don’t want it too runny… it should make a sort of glaze that can be brushed thinly onto the cookies.


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