Sunday, February 12, 2012

If you bake cookies, you probably have a sugar cookie recipe that you love. Mom made these cookies every year for Christmas; and if she had the time, we also got them on Valentine's Day. She had a rule about cookies - some were for the whole year and some were only baked at Christmastime. That way they'd be special. She was that way about her pumpkin pie; and to this day, I don't bake a pumpkin pie unless it's for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Anyway, I'm making a batch of these cookies; and here's the recipe if you'd like to try them.

1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Chill dough for several hours before cutting out with your favorite shapes. Bake at 400 degrees for approximately six minutes. Cool and frost with this other great recipe.

1/4 cup soft butter
2 cups sifted confectioner's sugar
3 tablespoons evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt


Siobhán said...

You had me at butter frosting. Thanks--I'll have to try them!

Pokey said...

Looks yummy, Mary. Thank you for sharing, I'm seeing heart cookies all over the counter!
The little valentine is sweet ~

Audrey said...

Oh yeah, frosting has to have butter in it. Can I be your Valentine?

Mandi @ Sweetly Home said...

Best recipe ever!!

Pokey said...

Thank you for the Valentine wish I found as a surprise in my email this morning! My boys and girls were typical for the day, overly excited and couldn't wait for the exchange time which did not come until the lessons were over. It's so sweet to watch them opening valentines and hollering out thank yous to one another! It was a good day ~