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Valentine Cookies

 Valentine Cookies
I combined recipes to create these heart-shaped cookies for my Valentine's Day, but you can enjoy them anytime. My children are grown, but I still bake the cookies for my husband and myself and for others.
18 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Prepared vanilla frosting and red colored sugar, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg, beating well. Add
  • extracts; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add
  • to the creamed mixture until combined. Cover and refrigerate for 3
  • hours or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness.
  • Cut with a 3-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1
  • in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 325° for 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove
  • to wire racks to cool. Decorate with frosting and colored sugar if
  • desired. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 204 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 162 mg sodium,

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Valentine Cookies (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 24 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.