Valentine Butter Cookies
These cookies are my grandchildren's favorite. I've even shaped the dough in the form of their initials for special occasions. They make a great dessert anytime.
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
- 2 cups butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Red colored sugar, optional
- In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
- Shape with a cookie press. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Decorate with sugar if desired. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are light brown.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 68 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Originally published as Valentine Butter Cookies in Country February/March 1995