Sweet Valentine Treats

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It’s definitely not a secret that I enjoy baking and somehow I got lucky enough to have two little boys that love to help! It’s an activity that Big H often requests and I hope that never changes. Since Valentines Day is just around the corner, we jumped at the opportunity to whip up a batch of our favorite sugar cut-out cookies to share with those we love. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

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Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
3 cups white sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
5 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt. Chill dough for at least one hour.

2. Roll out dough on floured surface and cut into shapes with cookie cutters.

3. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 6-8 minutes in a 400 degree oven.

Sugar Cookie Icing

1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tsp. milk
2 tsp. light corn syrup
1/4 tsp. almond or vanilla extract
Food coloring

Mix all ingredients together, adding more milk if necessary to reach desired consistency. Add a few drops of food coloring of choice and ice cookies. Icing will dry hard and shiny.

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