Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Valentine Butter Cookies

Every year, I use my favorite recipe (see below) for one of my favorite butter cookies for Valentine's Day!  I have had this recipe for years and have been making these since I was a teenager!

Here is the recipe:

1 cup sugar
4 cups sifted flour
1 well beaten egg
1 1/2 cups butter (softened)
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Thoroughly cream butter and sugar, add egg and vanilla.  Beat well.  Sift dry ingredients together and add to creamed mixture and stir until smooth dough.  Cover dough and refrigerate for a couple of hours.  (I actually divide into separate balls and wrap with saran wrap).  Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness.  Flour cutters and cut into shapes.

Bake on ungreased cookie sheet in oven for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.


Do you bake for Valentine's Day? Have a wonderful day!


  1. Hi Kelly,
    Oh, these cookies look delicious and perfect for a treat! I will have to try them. Love them stacked up and tied with the ribbon ready for giving!
    All the Best,

  2. Those are soooo cute! Sometimes I bake cookies for V-Day, but not always. My husband's favorite cookie is a sugar cookie. He would eat those up in a flash, if I made them. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  3. Oh these look and sound wonderful . I will have to bake some for Papa when he is at work for valentines day I even have a cookie heart cutter ! Thanks for sharing, wonderful photos and decorating of the cookies ! Have a good day !

  4. Yes, I love to bake heart cookies for Valentine's Day. Found some new cutters for this year. Eager to make cookies next week.

  5. They are so pretty....I'll have to try them :o)

  6. So pretty and yummy!! When my kids were young I'd make cutout heart cookies. Fun times!
    Mary Alice




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