#recipe ~ “I Love You” Valentines Day Sugar Cookies

{{ “i love you” sugar cookies }}

this is a family recipe handed down by my mom.  every valentine’s day we make these and my girls have so much fun decorating them.  such a good tradition.  we love sharing them with family and friends.  enjoy!

[ cookie dough ]

1 cup shortening { Crisco – plain }
1 ½ cups sugar
3 eggs { eggs should be at room temperature }
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pure almond extract

4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
…….

In a large bowl, combine shortening and sugar; beat until light and fluffy – about 2 minutes.  Add eggs, vanilla and almond extracts; beat well.  Set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine sifted flour, baking soda and salt.  Gradually stir this mixture into the shortening/egg mixture until well blended.

Cover and refrigerate dough about 3 to 4 hours until well chilled.

Preheat oven to 350-degrees.

On a lightly floured work surface, roll out half of  dough at a time, to 1/8-inch thickness.  Cut into desired shapes and transfer to baking sheet.

Bake on a Silpat { non-stick baking mat } on cookie sheet, for about 8 to 10 minutes.  Do not allow to brown.  Transfer to wire rack to cool.

[ the frosting ~ the best part ]

1 lb. box powdered sugar
¼ cup whole milk
½ teaspoon almond extract

In a large bowl, combine sugar, milk and almond extract.  Mixing on low speed until desired consistency.

Decorate.  Allow icing to harden for several hours.  Store in an airtight container.

Enjoy!

making memories { and baking cookies } with my dear friend Val.

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2 thoughts on “#recipe ~ “I Love You” Valentines Day Sugar Cookies

  1. Would you like me to make this dough ahead and we can have the girls roll out and cut when you visit? This sounds delicious — and very much like what my grandma used to make. Those and her carrot cookies were my favorites!

  2. Mmmm… This sounds really good! Perfect for Valentines!

    “Happy Cooking”

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