|"You're a Cut Above the Rest, Valentine!"
Valentine Cutout Sugar Cookies
1/2 cup butter or margaine, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground mace (optional)
Directions: Cream butter and sugar. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir flour with baking powder, mace and 1/2 teaspoon salt; blend into creamed mixture. Divide in half. Cover; chill 1 hour. On lightly floured surface, roll each half to 1/8 inch thickness for thin cookies or 1/4 inch thickess for thick cookies. Cut into desired shapes with heart-shaped cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake thin cookes at 375 degrees for 7-8 minutes or bake thick cookies for 10-12 minutes. Makes approximately 3-4 dozen cookies, depending on thickness selected.
Vanilla Frosting: Mix 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons softened butter or margarine, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. Add milk (2-3 teaspoons) until spreading consistency. Add food coloring if desired, frost cookies and decorate with colored sugar and candies. Keep cookies separated while frosting dries and serve.
*Recipe credit: Better Homes and Gardens Homemade Cookies Cook Book
Say "I Love you a Latte'!" with a cup of cafe latte' to accompany your cookie.