Don’t have a lot of dough to buy Valentine gifts? Me neither. Here’s an easy cookie recipe that requires only a few common ingredients. I hope all of you will have a wonderful Valentine’s Day by letting your family and friends know that you love and appreciate them.
1 cup sugar
¾ cup shortening (part margarine or butter softened)
1 tsp. Vanilla or ½ tsp. Lemon extract
2 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. Baking powder
1 tsp. Salt
Mix sugar, shortening, eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour. Heat oven to 400. Roll out dough about 1/8 inch thick and cut into assorted shapes with heart shaped cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, and bake until light brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet; cool. Decorate with creamy frosting.
1 cup powdered sugar
½ tsp. Vanilla
¼ tsp. Salt
About 1 tbsp. Water or 1 to 2 tbsps. Half and half
Assorted food colors
Mix powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. Beat in water until smooth and of spreading consistency. Tint frosting with red food coloring as desired. Decorate even more with colored sugars, sprinkles and cinnamon candies if desired.