Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Aren't they sweet looking? The girl's decorated them themselves!!!

The other day I asked on Twitter (yep I am an addict...follow me here) for a good recipe for sugar cookies. I wanted to do some cutouts for the girl's Valentine Parties. Worked out great as Elle from Elle's New England Kitchen responded to me with a perfect, huge and simple recipe.

Thanks Elle these were so awesome. They made enough for both of the girl's classrooms with some leftover for us!!!

I made a simple powdered sugar icing (1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, cranberry juice (for pink without dye) added by the tsp full) and let the girls spread it on the cookies and add sprinkles before it hardened.

These were definitely a hit in the classroom and in my oldest daughters they were the only homemade ones there :)

Sugar Cookies (Elle's New England Kitchen)

6 cups flour
1 tbs baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups (1 lb) softened butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
4 tsp vanilla
2 tsp almond (or other) extract

Sift or combine the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
Throw all four sticks of butter and the sugar in your mixer and mix until it gets fluffy and the color gets lighter.
Add the eggs and extracts and combine.
Slowly add the flour mixture and mix until it is all combined.
Throw the whole mess into the fridge for a while to firm up
Bake 350 for 8-10 or until edges are just golden

As Always...

Happy Entertaining!!!



Bob said...

Man, I haven't had a good sugar cookie in forever. I need to get on that, those look great. :)

Peter M said...

Not as sweet as the blog hostess. Have a wonderful Valentines.

toontz said...

Cut out sugar cookies are one of my favs. Wish I had some now!

Thistlemoon said...

YAY! They look great! :)

Ivy said...

The cookies look beautiful and the girls must have enjoyed decorating them. I hate it when I see food colouring in recipes and it was very clever to use cranberry juice for the colour.

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I hope your Valentine's Day was everything you hoped for Judy:D

Diana H said...

Your girls did a good job. Homemade sugar cookies are always so delicious.

Dharm said...

I love those sugar cookies! Happy Valentines day my dear friend!!

glamah16 said...

They llok wonderful. I know the girls loved them.

Jo said...

Very appropriate for V-Day and I hope you a great one at that.

Unknown said...

Happy belated Valentine's Day! The cookies are darling.