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We get our love for sugar cookies from our mom. Who in turn got it from her mother. So the tradition of making sugar cookies for the holidays (Valentine’s Day included) runs deep!
Our mom has even gifted each of her grandchildren this darling children’s book about love and sugar cookies!
We shared this recipe with you for Christmas, and honestly, it’s too good to not share again! This year, I made five different shades of pink to frost my cookies with. These ombre cuties are gorgeous on a platter and even cuter in a Ball jar to give away as a gift.
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The Best Valentine Sugar Cookies Recipe
(We love this heart shaped cookie cutter)
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon water (a bit more if needed)
3 cups flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ t salt
Cream butter, sugar and vanilla.
Add egg and water. Beat until light and fluffy.
In a new bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Sift together.
Blend dry mixture into creamed mixture, divide dough in half. Wrap each half in waxed paper or plastic wrap and chill for one hour.
When you are ready to roll your dough, make sure and flour your working surface. If your dough feels too sticky, add a little bit of flour. If your dough seems to dry, add a tiny bit of water and kneed.
Roll your dough on the floured surface with a rolling pin. We like to roll our about a quarter inch thick.
Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Watch them carefully. Take out of oven before edges turn brown.
Start with 2 cups of powdered sugar. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 tablespoon melted butter. Stir in teaspoons of milk one at a time until you reach desired consistency.
To get the ombre frosting effect for these cookies, all you have to do is make five different shades of pink frosting. I just portion out five bowls of icing, then add some pink food coloring bit by bit to each bowl until I achieve the colors I’m looking for.
Then frost those sweet Valentine sugar cookies up! We love using the gel food coloring to get the rich and bright colors.
We hope The Best Valentine Sugar Cookies will become a Valentine’s tradition for your family!
We would love to see your cookies! Tag us on instagram @aliceandlois
all photos by Melissa for alice & lois design studios, all rights reserved.