Every Valentine’s Day growing up, my mom would make us giant heart-shaped sugar cookies with our names frosted on them. I loved this tradition, so I have kept it up in our family. Below is my mom’s fabulous sugar cookie recipe with butter cream frosting. These cookies are so soft and the frosting is creamy and delicious. Your family will love these!
3 cups flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
1 cup butter or margarine softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Cream the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Add flour mixture. Chill for one hour in the refrigerator, if possible. Roll cookie dough out on floured surface and cut into desired shape. Bake on cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Do not overcook.
To make my giant cookie pattern, I simply fold a blank piece of white paper in half and cut the heart to the desired size. Place your pattern on the rolled out cookie dough and cut around pattern with a knife.
Butter cream frosting
4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup softened butter
1 tsp vanilla
Mix above ingredients until smooth and creamy. If mixture seems too runny, simply add more powdered sugar. If too thick, add a bit of water. Add food coloring to frosting to make it desired color.
I usually make most of the frosting a light pink color (using red food coloring) and then about 1/3 of the frosting a darker pink, which I use to write on the cookies and frost a border around the cookies.
Have fun with these! Stay tuned for another sugar cookie idea later this week...cookie bouquets.