Sweet Treats

Valentines Day Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Love is in the air! Love is in the air! January has ended and February has finally arrived. (I hope everyone has been keeping up with their New Years Resolutions because God knows I haven’t). Valentines Day is right around the corner. So why not make so cookies to commemorate your love for your family, friends, and bae.


The Sugar Cookies (Sally’s baking addiction recipe)  recipe is amazing! The cookies tasted fantastic but my  only recommendation would be to  not roll to out the dough too thinly the cookies might over cook. These cookies are the literal definition of cute! I had so much fun making them. They’re quick, easy, and made with love!❤️

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For the cookie decoration I used white and pink royal icing and food coloring markers. The shape of the cookies are thanks to the Word Bubble & LOL cutters by Wilton. It was my first time using the cookie cutters and food coloring ink pens. They both just fine without any problems!

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Sugar Cookies:

3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

3/4 cup sugar

1 large egg, at room temperature

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

*Can be found at SallysBakingAddcition.com

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter until creamed and smooth – about 1 minute.
  2. Add the sugar and beat on high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 or 4 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  3. Add the egg, vanilla,  and beat on high until fully combine, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  4. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl. Turn the mixer down to low and add about half of the flour mixture, beating until just barely combined.
  5. Add the rest of the flour and continue mixing until just combined. If the dough still seems too soft, you can add 1 Tablespoon more flour until it is a better consistency for rolling.
  6. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts. Roll each portion out onto a piece of parchment to about 1/4″ thickness. Stack the pieces (with paper) onto a baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 1 day. Chilling is mandatory.
  7. Once chilled, preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line 2-3 large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. The amount of batches will depend on how large/small you cut your cookies. Remove one of the dough pieces from the refrigerator and using a cookie cutter, cut in shapes. Transfer the cut cookie dough to the prepared baking sheet. Re-roll the remaining dough and continue cutting until all is used.

8. Let cookies cool to room temperature and decorate to your liking

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Royal Icing and cookie decoration:

  • 3 ounces pasteurized egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • Wilton pink food coloring
  • Wilton food coloring pens

Directions:

  1. In large bowl of stand mixer combine the egg whites and vanilla and beat until frothy.
  2. Add confectioners’ sugar gradually and mix on low speed until sugar is incorporated and mixture is shiny.
  3. Turn speed up to high and beat until mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks. This should take approximately 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Add pink Wilton food coloring, if desired.
  5. Ice the cookies and let it harden overnight.
  6. After the icing is firm, write Valentine’s saying on to cookies. ( I used Sweet-hearts candy as inspiration)
  7. Serve & Enjoy!

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