For-My-Love Sugar Cookies Recipe
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For-My-Love Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Cut the dough for these crisp cookies into heart shapes...or form into letters to spell out sweet nothings to your sweetie. "These are our favorite sugar cookies," writes Marilyn Wheeler of Ellijay, Georgia. "They're one of the homemade treats I love to bake for friends and neighbors."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:33 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 33 servings


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • Colored sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 117 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extract. Gradually add flour and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with lightly floured 2-in. cookie cutters. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired.
  3. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 5-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: As a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.
Originally published as For-My-Love Sugar Cookies in Quick Cooking January/February 2002, p19

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NovaNicole User ID: 5806511 204656
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2011

"First time I made these they were great. The next time I made them I added Andes mints pieces. Excellent!!!"

dadrastewart User ID: 3685374 75482
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"I have made this cookie many times over the last eight years and use frosting to ice and decorate using my imagination. Would recommend to any one who loves to bake. Make lots of it and freeze, defrost and your ready to be creative."

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