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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day! Heart Cut Out Sugar Cookies

I did a Valentine's Swap a while back, and I wanted to share what I got! It was a lot of fun putting my box together for my swap partner!

I thought these cookies would be fun for Valentine's Day. They were really fun to make. I love the way the Jolly Ranchers look when they melt, just like stained glass! The kids really liked these cookies.

Heart Cut Out Sugar Cookies

3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla (sometimes I like to use almond extract)
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
A few drops red food coloring (optional)
Jolly Rancher's candy, remove wrappers

In a bowl whisk the flour, salt and baking powder.

In a mixer beat the sugar and butter for 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs. red food coloring and vanilla.

Mix in the dry ingredients. Put in a covered bowl in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Roll out half the dough on a floured surface. Cut into large hearts and use a smaller heart cutter to cut out a center heart. Transfer to cookie sheets. If you don't have parchment paper spray the inside heart with Pam and put a Jolly Rancher in the hole. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool for a couple of minutes before you remove the cookies to a rack to cool.


Crystal said...

My teenage daughter has recipe similar to this one. She loves to make them.
Happy Valentine's Day

Cathy said...

Hi Carol,

When you have a chance could you please post pictures of what you received in the Valentine Swap?

We would love to see what you received from your partner.

Thanks for participating.

Happy Valentines Day,


Shabby Shan said...

The cookies look wonderful! I will have to try them sometime.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Shabby Shan's Cottage

Shirl said...

Hello, so nice to meet you! Happy Valentines Day! Wow your gifts that you received are just beautiful! I love seeing the different ways all the heart boxes have been decorated! Enjoy your day of visiting Valentine Amour Swaps, this was so much fun! A big thank you to our sweet hostess Cathy!
Have a Happy Valentines Day.
Blessings to you! Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

the sassy beach said...

WOW! What fun this was! I had a blast! Can't wait untill next year to do it again
Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!
hugs sassy gail

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

love that box

Cassandra said...

The cookies look so yummy, and the swap goodies look so splendid too. Thanks for sharing. :) Cassandra