Valentine’s Day Cookies

This weekend, the midwest was basically a sheet of ice, so we decided to stay in and get some baking done! We go extra big on Valentine’s Day since it is Harper’s birthday eve (if you’ve been here a while, you know how we roll) so we baked up a giant batch of my grandma’s sugar cookies.

Watching the girls decorate cookies is probably my favorite thing ever. They concentrate so hard piling the frosting on two inches high and loading them with an impossible amount of sprinkles. The best part is loading up plates of them to deliver to our friends & neighbors, always double your recipe when it comes to sweets!

The recipe is super simple. I loved making them with my grandma when I was little and have her recipe card to keep forever, even though we know it by heart now.

Cream together: 1 Cup Sugar, 2 Sticks Softened Butter. Add: 2 Eggs, 4 Tablespoons Cream (Half & Half), a smidgeon of Vanilla. Mix Together. Then Add: 3 Cups Flour, 2 Tsp Baking Powder, 1 Tsp Baking Soda. Mix well (I used my hands here). Refrigerate dough at least two hours. Roll, cut & bake at 350 degrees for about 6-7 min.

We do a simple buttercream frosting using 1 cup softened butter, 3-4 cups powdered sugar, 2 tsp. vanilla & 2 tbsp. milk.

If you make these, be sure to let us know how you liked them!! Happy Valentine’s week friends!! XO

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16 Comments

  1. For the cookie dough and the frosting, do you use real butter (salted or unsalted) or butter with vegetable oil in it? I’ve been using your recipe for years and they are seriously the best cookies! I’m still trying to figure out the frosting though.

  2. I make these all the time with my girls. In fact we will be making these tomorrow for valentines day parties. We use a royal icing for them

  3. Looks delicious! Wondering if you would also mind sharing where you found the mat you use to cover up the table? I tried searching ‘baking mat’ and ‘cookie decorating mat’ and I’m coming up empty! Thanks!

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