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Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

Written by ziir

These cute and delicious heart-shaped sugar cookies are perfect for Valentine’s day and so easy to make!

These yummy sugar cookies are topped with some easy royal icing decorations to brighten up your special someone’s day!

A FEW TIPS
  • When you whip up your royal icing don’t forget to have two consistencies. A thicker batch for outlining and a thinner more runny batch for flooding the centers.
  • You can add almond extract, vanilla or lemon juice to flavor your icing, choose your favorite flavor!
  • Adding corn starch gives a melt in your mouth consistency and prevents the cookies from spreading when baked.
  • Make the dough a day ahead and cut then bake and decorate the day of for a fun project you can do with little ones.
STEPS TO MAKE HEART-SHAPED VALENTINE’S DAY COOKIES
A photo collage showing the steps to make valentine's day sugar cookies.
  1. Sift the flour, corn starch, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside. Beat the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy, then add the eggs one at a time.
  2. Stir the flour in, making sure to add in several batches. Once combined cover with plastic and chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
  3. Roll out the cold dough in small batches, It warms up quickly! You can roll out between two sheets of plastic wrap if you’re worried about the dough getting too sticky to release.
  4. Cut into heart shapes with a cookie cutter. If you do not have any heart-shaped cookie cutters just cut one out of paper and trace around it with a pin or small knife. Lay on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375F for 5 minutes, rotate the tray and bake additional 3-6 minutes depending on the size, thickness and desired crisp.
  5. Allow time to cool on a rack while you whip up some royal icing.
  6. Sift the powdered sugar into a bowl. In a separate bowl beat the egg whites and add the cream of tartar once they become frothy.
  7. Add the sugar in 3-4 batches and mix at low speed.
  8. Once combined, separate into batches and add the water until desired flooding consistency is reached to some of the batches. Stir in the food coloring.
  9. Decorate as desired!

If you’ve tried these cookies then don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know how you got on in the comments below, I love hearing from you!

Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

These delicious sugar cookies with easy but beautiful royal icing decorations on top are perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Course Dessert 

Cuisine American 

Prep Time 25 minutes 

Cook Time 11 minutes

 Total Time 36 minutes

 Servings 6 Cookies

 Calories 132kcal

 Author John Kanell

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS

For the Cookies:

  • 1 1/2 cups softened butter unsalted
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder

For the Icing:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 lb confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2-4 tsp water
  • Food coloring

Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Sift the flour, corn starch, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  • Beat the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy, then add the eggs one at a time.
  • Stir the flour in, making sure to add in several batches. Once combined cover with plastic and chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
  • Roll out the cold dough in small batches, It warms up quickly! You can roll out between two sheets of plastic wrap if you’re worried about the dough getting too sticky to release. 
  • Cut into heart shapes with a cookie cutter. If you do not have any heart-shaped cookie cutters just cut one out of paper and trace around it with a pin or small knife.
  • Lay on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375F for 5 minutes, rotate the tray and bake additional 3-6 minutes depending on the size, thickness and desired crisp.
  • Allow time to cool on a rack while you whip up some royal icing.
  • Sift the powdered sugar into a bowl.
  • Beat the egg whites and add the cream of tartar once they become frothy.
  • Add the sugar in 3-4 batches and mix at low speed.
  • Once combined, add the water until desired consistency is reached.
  • Stir in the food coloring.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 38mg | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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