Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine Sugar Cookies

This year my son had demanded that he wanted "homemade" valentine cookies for his school friends on the Valentine's Day!! How could I turn down my son's wish?? So here is a simple recipe for the cookies and it tastes simply awesome!! The cookies were a great hit at my son's school..


1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tablespoon milk

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 1/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tsp nutmeg powder (optional)


Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Sift flour and baking powder. Add half of the flour mixture, stir in milk and vanilla, then the remaining flour mixture. Mix only until combined. You can adjust the quantity of the flour according to the consistency of the mixture..Using more flour can make the cookies dry. Wrap mixture in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or more before rolling out 1/4-inch thick on a lightly floured work surface. Cut into heart shapes with the cookie cutter. Sprinkle with red colored sugar. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly golden on edges of cookies by keeping the cookie at least 2 inches apart. The baking time may vary according to the cookie sizes and different ovens.