Valentine's Day Cookies

We made a little treat for Valentine's Day. I made some cutout cookies and made hearts out of them. My daughter did help but it got so messy I did not get pics of the process. I found a great recipe for sugar cookies that did not require the dough to chill.

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar (I use Truvia)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 375° F. In a large bowl cream the sugar and butter with electric mixer. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add the baking powder and flour one cup at a time. Mix after each addition of flour. Do not chill dough! Divide it in half and then roll out to 1/8 in thickness. You can then cut out the cookies and re roll dough as needed. Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet on middle rack for 8-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let them cool and then frost or decorate as desired.

I had some pink frosting and outlined our cookies. They were yummy. 
Are you making Valentine's Day treats? What are you baking up?


  1. Thanks for the recipe! They sound yummy and easy to make.
    Thanks for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week :)