Valentine Sugar Cookie Recipe
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we couldn’t resist baking a few sugar cookies to pack in lunches this week. This is my go-to recipe for sugar cookies of any shape.
- 18 TBSP butter softened
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 1/4 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3 TBSP milk
- 1 TBSP vanilla
- 6 cups flour
- 4 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
Beat butter, shortening, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix. Let dough chill in the fridge for 3 hours.
Roll dough on a cutting board, lightly dusted with flour. I like a thick cookie, so I roll my dough slightly thicker than 1/4" thick. Cut in any shape desired.
Bake for 7-8 minutes at 375 degrees.
Cool and frost. For the frosting, my favorite is a simple powdered sugar and milk frosting. I pour powdered sugar into the bowl and add just a little bit of milk. Keep stirring and slowly add milk until you get to the desired consistency. If you want a thick frosting, add less milk. If you want a glaze, add more milk. I try to use as little food coloring as possible because DYE IS EVIL. A tiny little half-drop of red food coloring will make a nice pink. You can also use a little raspberry juice to make a nice pink and then you don't need to use dye at all, which is good because DYE IS EVIL! (Ask me how I feel about food dyes in our foods!)
Happy baking and Happy Valentine's Day!