The Ultimate Valentine's Day Cookie
Your sweetheart will be yours forever when you give him or her a batch of these
delicious, heart-shaped cookies.
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup butter or margarine,
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 2 1/4 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 drops red food color
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons milk or half-and-half
- Heat oven to 400 degrees F. In large bowl, beat 1 cup powdered sugar, the
butter and vinegar with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir
in remaining cookie ingredients except food color. Divide dough in half. Mix
food color into one half. (If dough is too dry, stir in milk, 1 teaspoon at
- On lightly floured cloth-covered surface, roll dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut
into heart shapes with various sizes of cookie cutters. Place smaller hearts
on larger hearts of different color dough if desired. On ungreased cookie sheet,
place shapes about 2 inches apart.
- Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until set but not brown. Cool 1 to 2 minutes; carefully
remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
- In medium bowl, mix all frosting ingredients until smooth and spreadable.
Tint with food color if desired. Spread frosting on cookies.
Makes: 4 dozen cookies
Valentine's Day, named after Saint Valentine, is celebrated on February 14
by exchanging cards, candy, flowers and other tokens of affection (like these cookies!)
with loved ones.
If using plastic cookie cutters, dip them in vegetable oil to get a sharper,
more defined edge on cookies.
Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 70 (Calories from Fat 35 ); Total
Fat 4 g (Saturated Fat 2 g); Cholesterol 10 mg; Sodium 60 mg; Total Carbohydrate
7 g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 1 g
Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2 %; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 2 %
Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fat
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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