Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

February 14th, 2012 by admin

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For Cookies:

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For Icing:

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • food coloring


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover and leave in the fridge at least up to an hour, or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough on floured surface. Use your favorite cookie cutter to create shapes. Place cookies on cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes. Let cool.
  4. To make the icing: In a small bowl, whisk together confectioners’ sugar and milk until smooth and glossy. Mix in corn syrup.
  5. Add food coloring and ice the cookies with a knife or brush. Or mutilate them the way Matt does.

(Recipe adapted from