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Heart Sugar Cookies For Valentine's Day

Here is a quick update on the Sugar Heart Cookies I already shared with you last year which I made for "baby shower" / baby visitors. I made the exact cookies again for Valentine's day feeling around the house. 

The only difference is the way I decorated the cookies this time. It's difficult for me now days to the things that require focus and artistic skills because my little one is all over the place and I gotta keep tracking her around the house. Luckily I managed to bake during her morning nap after all.  

This is the easy sugar icing decor you can make :-) if you don't have much time or you got a baby which requires your attention. I only used a plastic bag, made a small hole in it and used it to make the lines on the cookies. Sprinkling some sweets decor on top. I am sure there are lots of creative ways you guys can come up with using the same recipe

I hope you guys enjoy it! 

PERFECT SUGAR COOKIES

These Sugar Cookies are perfect! Both soft and crisp and the the flavor is wonderful! Paired with an incredible frosting, this will quickly become your go-to sugar cookie recipe!
Author: Nikki
Recipe type: Dessert

INGREDIENTS

1 cup butter -226.8 gram
1 cup sugar -200g
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon almond extract
2 Tablespoon milk
3 cups flour -375 grams
1½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt

Buttercream Frosting

⅔ cup butter, softened -150 grams
3 cups powdered sugar, add more depending on personal preference - 600 grams
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream, add more or less depending on personal preference. You can also use milk instead.
food coloring if you want to change up the color.

INSTRUCTIONS

In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar.
Add egg, vanilla and almond extract and mix well.
Add milk and beat again.
Add flour, baking powder, and salt.
Chill dough for about 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F - 175 C.
Roll dough about ¼ " thick onto a lightly floured surface. Cut your cookies using a cookie cutter and place on cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees F - 175 C  for 8 to 12 minutes depending on your preference for chewy versus crispy cookies.
Frost cooled cookies.

Buttercream Frosting

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl. Add powdered sugar, vanilla and heavy whipping cream and beat until smooth and creamy. Add more powdered sugar and/or heavy whipping cream as needed to achieve desired consistency.


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