Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies
Quick and easy: done in an hour! The most delicious Valentine's Day sugar cookie recipe I've ever used, and you do not have to refrigerate the dough.
- Serves: 2 persons
- 1cup butter, softened
- 1cup white sugar
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½teaspoon almond extract
- 3cups all-purpose flour
- 2teaspoons baking powder
- ½(16 ounce) package white confectioners' coating (such as CANDIQUIK®), or as needed
- 1(3 ounce) bar red candy melts (such as Wilton®), or as needed
Step 1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Step 2Beat butter and sugar together in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until smooth. Beat in egg, vanilla, and almond extract.
Step 3Combine flour and baking powder in a separate bowl and add to the butter mixture, a little at a time. Stir until well combined. Knead using wet fingers if dough gets too stiff, dusting with flouring occasionally, until it bounces back.
Step 4Roll dough out to uniform thinness and cut into desired shapes. Place 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
Step 5Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden, about 10 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheets until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.
Step 6Meanwhile, melt confectioners' coating in the microwave according to manufacturer's instructions. Mix in red candy melts until desired color is reached. Dip cooled cookies in the candy coating and let rest on waxed paper until hardened, about 5 minutes.