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Thursday, February 13, 2020

heart shaped sugar cookies ♥

Valentines Day has always been my favorite holiday - i think it's all the hearts, sprinkles, and pink stuff that's on everything :) so when it comes to making heart cookies i always get excited ... maybe about eating them as much as making them ♥

make a batch of these cookies for your family or to put into cute bags/containers
 to give to friends or neighbors - i promise they will love them!

this roll out cookie dough recipe has been my go-to recipe for twenty years 
um. wow. that makes me feel really old
 anywayssss...... this recipe has never failed me! the cookies are soft, buttery 
and at the perfect thickness when rolled out to a quarter inch

but the real game changer was when i learned to roll the dough out onto parchment paper first 
(light bulb moment) and THEN chill it in the fridge right on the cookie sheets! 
it makes so much more sense than chilling the dough in a big lump then trying to handle and roll it out when it's too cold to work with anyways right? 

i always double this recipe, plus i use extra large cookie sheets for a larger rolling surface for the dough and for more cookie space when baking - this rolled chilled dough bakes up so nicely and the cookie shape holds perfectly

for the simple icing i combine 2-3 cups of powdered sugar with a few tablespoons of milk - just add slowly until it reaches desired consistency & add a few drops of red food coloring for pink frosting - spoon the icing into a ziploc bag and cut off a small tip from one of the corners - pipe in a zigzag pattern and sprinkle with nonpareils right away before it sets. SO GOOD.

i hope you love them & happy Valentines Day friends ♥ 

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