Saturday, February 14, 2009
Valentines Day Sweets!
This is what I have been up to this morning...
The kids are still asleep, and thought I would surprise them with some fresh baked Valentine cookies from the oven!
(I am surprised the heavenly smell hasn't woken them up yet...but I guess teenagers can sleep through anything!) ;)
This is a wonderful recipe for Butter Cookies.
They are absolutely delicious. I have made this recipe before, and it is a winner!
Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees
2 Cups of Flour
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 lb. Butter (2 Sticks)
1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
Beat together butter and sugar.
Add flour and baking soda.
Use mixer or knead by hand to mix. (I used an electric standing counter mixer)
Add vanilla last.
Roll into balls approximately 1" in diameter.
Place on buttered (not sprayed) cookie tin (I used aluminum cookie sheets)
Flatten balls with a fork dipped in flour.
I then put a tiny heart shaped cookie cutter in the middle of each cookie and pressed down slightly (not all the way through!) to add red sugar crystals in the center of the cookie cutter, then lifted the cookie cutter off the cookie.
Bake cookies until edges are only lightly browned...depending on the heat of your oven, I baked mine for a full 12 minutes.
My daughter just woke up and was smiling when she came downstairs!
She knew I was up to something.
Of course she had to have a cookie before breakfast :)
Happy Valentines Day ,