Valentines Day Cookies

filed under: Sugar Cookies on January 29, 2010

I’ve been playing around. Here are some cookies I am contemplating using in the near future… think any are keepers? And be honest!

Valentines Day Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
23 mins
 

I’ve been playing around. Here are some cookies I am contemplating using in the near future… think any are keepers? And be honest!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Valentines Day Cookies
Servings: 12 cookies
Author: Amanda Rettke
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 c Butter I Use Unsalted
  • 2 c Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 2 whole Eggs Yolks
  • 4 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp. Almond Extract
  • 4 c All-purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
Instructions
  1. In a mixer, beat butter and sugar until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add in 2 eggs and 2 egg yolks and mix until combined.
  3. Add in vanilla and almond extract; mix until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Slowly (about a cup at a time) add flour to butter mixture and combine. You can use a mixer or not, just depends on how strong you are.

  5. Mix ingredients until they are just combined.
  6. Put dough in some Saran wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour. When you are ready to bake, heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out, cut out cookies, and bake for 6-8 minutes.

 

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I’m sorta getting artsy fartsy. Dont know why.

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Im working on some Valentines petit fours… hopefully (finally!)

UPDATE: Valentine Petite Four Tutorial Here

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  • Jessie says:

    ADORABLE!!! I love every single one. I have just found your blog and looked through it. I am totally inspired. I LOOOOVE to bake sugar cookies…problem is, I love eating them too! 🙂

  • Alisa says:

    I’m sorry to be the one dissenter. I think those are yucky. You should immediately box them up and send them all to me. I will make sure nobody knows how horrible you did on these. 🙂
    Love ’em, like always!

  • Kelly G says:

    They all look great! The only ones I didn’t like are the ones with the squiggly lines with hearts on the end. They looked kinda like…well, to be honest like little sperm, which is kinda awkward on a Valentine’s day cookie. Please don’t hate me! I don’t mean any offense, it’s just what came to mind when I saw it (I guess that says a lot about what I’m thinking about these days…babies!)

  • joyce says:

    Every one of these is amazing!!

  • Allison Pernecky says:

    Wow! It takes a patient person to make cookies that beautiful. And not to mention a steady hand & some major talent. My fave is the red cookie with the white hearts along the left side.
    Beee-utiful and almost too pretty to eat! :o)

  • Tamara says:

    i am amazed! beautiful work!

  • Allison Dossett says:

    love em’! The icing is so smooth-what kind is it?

  • Debbie says:

    I’ve been making sugar cookies a lot lately and just made some valentine ones also. Mine didn’t look as good! But they were tasty! How do you get the red icing so red? Mine just gets to a point where it’s very pink.

  • Brandi says:

    I found you linked on MckMama’s blog. I’ve come here and read through every single one of your entries (drooling, I might add) and I’ve decided I want to be you someday. Not in a stalkerish way, but in a WOAH, you are all kinds of awesome way!

  • Susan says:

    they are gorgeous! i love the striped ones, and the i heart you striped ones, and the dot ones, and the heart ones… yeah. i like em all pretty much. i do like the swirly ones, but i’m guessing that is pretty time consuming, no?
    i need to get these updates emailed to me. i keep forgetting to check over here!

  • Jenny says:

    Adorable!!!! Can I be your valentine? 🙂

  • Stacy Ness says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the red one with the hearts going up the side.

  • Farrah says:

    Man do you have patience and a steady hand. The cookies look stunning as always!

  • Queen Mommy says:

    I like almost all of them! LOVE the red one with the white hearts going up the side, and the white one with the random dots. The only pattern I’m not *as* crazy about is the one that had the hearts with the squiggly balloon lines beneath them. From far away, and maybe it’s just me, it reminds me of sperm. It’s probably just me, and I’m sure I’ll get over it. Beautiful job, as always. Your cornelli lace work is phenomenal! I have not been able to pull that one off. Your steady hand impresses me!

  • Carrie @ Half Baked - The Cake Blog says:

    Adorable! LOVE them!!

  • AshleyAnn says:

    I am blown away! These are incredible…I can’t even frost a cake correctly. Beautiful edible ART!

  • Petergaye S. Kisielewicz says:

    It’s a sin looking at these goodies. So Delicious.
    Petergaye S. Kisielewicz
    http://www.decoratingideas101.com
    http://yahgie.blogspot.com

  • Kari says:

    Wow!
    I can’t remember how I found your blog, but I am very happy I did! I’ve been dating this new wonderful guy for only about 3 months and honestly I didnt know WHAT to get him for V-Day. Not a clue! Stumbling across this website has made me want to cook something of this caliber (granted it probably wont be NEARLY as professional looking) for him! I’m excited to try out some of these V-Day dessert recipes! These cookies are probably going to be it though! I love them, they’re fairly simple, and its not some store bought gift!

  • Tracy H says:

    I love the graduated hearts and the white hearts on red.

  • Laurie Suriff says:

    These are just beautiful..love the colors and I love the floating dots..so adorable!
    http://www.whimsycookieco.blogspot.com

  • Jenipher says:

    Wow..they look great. Makes me wish i could bake!

  • Terri Anspaugh says:

    These are too pretty to eat! Count me in as one of your fans! Now if I can only decorate cookies as good as you do! Beautiful works of art!

  • ruth dunlop says:

    they look awesome:)love the icing on them…I tried your cake with the heart shape inside,was ok,but need more practice

  • Stephanie says:

    Beautiful! I love your designs. I guess my favorites are the red background with little hearts down the side and squiggles all over.

  • ruth dunlop says:

    I have them posted on my site,ruthlessbaker@livejournal.com and webstarts.com/RuthlessBaker.

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