Classic Valentines Day Butter Cookies

These delicious cookies can be made more festive with the addition of pink frosting.  Source: media.tumblr.com/
These delicious cookies can be made more festive with the addition of pink frosting.
Source: media.tumblr.com/

Valentine’s Day is a day full of love, candy and desserts. These butter cookies are wonderful for a Valentine’s Day dessert or anytime where you are feeling you want something sweet. These cookies make 3-4 dozen when using the original recipe and take about 30 minutes (including prep time). These butter cookies come from http://www.allrecipes.com and will liven up any Valenine’s Day dinner.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup white sugar

Directions:

  • Cream the butter until light. Gradually add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and almond extract.
  • Gradually blend in the flour. Cover and chill dough for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes, using lightly floured cookie cutters. Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8 to 12 minutes or until golden. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate as desired.

-Amanda Rinnert

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