These are WITHOUT A DOUBT my favorite favorite favorite (get the point?) Sugar Cookie recipe! It is thee best! The flavor is delish and they are SOFT. I am all about soft sugar cookies! I honestly cannot give proper credit to the great person that came up with this recipe, because I dont know who he/she is. A couple of years ago I was searching the net for a sugar cookie recipe and this one I tried. I fell madly in-love. I copied down the recipe onto one of my handy lil recipe cards and that was that. So whoever you are out there that came up with this, I just want you to know how much I love you!
This is my 'go-to' recipe for sugar cookies for any holiday. I make them for Halloween, Christmas and of course, Valentines! Whenever I make these, I have always used a simple Betty Crocker frosting to ice them with. This time I thought it would be neat to really do something different when decorating them. I decided to melt some white chocolate bark and dye it pink. I piped pink hearts, and words with the chocolate onto a wax-paper lined cookie sheet and let them harden in the fridge. Once I iced the cookies, I put the chocolate hearts and words on top. I love how they turned out : )
3D Valentine Sugar Cookies
Makes 18 (3 inch) cookies
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- White chocolate bark
- food coloring of your choice
- icing decorating bag
- tip of your choice to pipe with ( I used the Wilton #21)
Directions: In a small bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla. Gradually blend in flour mixture until fully absorbed. Cover and chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 cookie sheets. On a clean and floured surface, roll out dough anywhere from 1/2 inch to 1/4 inch thickness. (The fatter, the softer) Then cut with desired cookie cutters. Place onto greased cookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes! (NO LONGER) Let cool completely before icing.
For 3D effect:
Melt chocolate bark in a microwavable bowl in 30 second increments. Once melted, stir in food coloring to your desired color. Stir well. Pour into icing piping bag and pipe out whichever shapes you like ( I did hearts, words, etc) onto a wax-paper lined cookie sheet. Set cookie sheet in fridge to let chocolate completley harden. Once chocolate is hard, carefully place on iced cookie!