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Valentine Sugar Cookie Recipe

Lil' Luna
Soft and sweet valentine sugar cookies are the perfect way to say I love you! They are super simple and make a great treat for gifting.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 293 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cookie

  • 3/4 c butter softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 3/4 c all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Frosting

  • 1/3 c butter softened
  • 4 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • orange food coloring

Topping

  • Red and pink decorating gel, Valentines sprinkles

Instructions
 

Cookie

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • Cream butter, cream cheese, sugars, egg and almond in large bowl (or Kitchen-Aid) until fluffy.
  • In a separate medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Stir until soft dough forms.
  • Roll out and cut with cookie cutter. Thin dough will make crunchy cookies. If you want soft dough, it needs to be about ⅜ in. {NOTE: Try not to handle the dough too much}
  • Bake 8-10 minutes on greased pan. Let cool.

Frost and decorate

  • Make frosting by mixing all ingredients with hand mixer. If too thick, add a tad more milk. 
  • Frost the cookies with pink and red frosting.
  • Use the decorating gel to add texture to the hearts. Sprinkle with red and pink sugar sprinkles and let set to harden before gifting or delivering.

Nutrition

Calories: 293kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 157mgPotassium: 46mgFiber: 1gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 397IUCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Valentines Sugar Cookies
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