Valentine’s Cut Out Cookies

Valentine's Cut Out Cookies

It’s almost February!

I don’t know about you, but in our world, the holiday is quickly approaching.  Between the class parties that I’m signed up to help with, the Valentine cards we have to write, the teacher’s door I have to decorate (Ha!  How did I get signed up for that?!), we have Valentine’s Day on the brain.  Over the weekend, my girls helped me bake these easy cut out cookies and then my big three helped me decorate them.  Not only were they fun to make together, they were delicious too!

After they cooled, they decorated them.

This easy little recipe is my cousin Casey’s.  We use it any time we want to cut out cookies.  Your kiddos will love it too!

We were able to get 12 heart cookies from this dough.

Shopping List
1 cup of sugar
1/2 a cup of butter flavored shortening
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
pinch of salt
2¼ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons milk

For the icing:
1/3 cup butter, softened
pinch of salt
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1½ teaspoons vanilla
red and pink food coloring, optional
Valentine’s sprinkles, optional

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray it with cooking spray.  Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat together your sugar and shortening.  Beat in each egg followed by your vanilla and pinch of salt.  Slowly beat in your flour.  Finally, beat in your baking powder and your milk.

Cover your mixing bowl and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Dust your counter with just a bit of flour and place your dough on top.  Using a rolling pin, roll out your dough.  Take your cookie cutter and cut out your shapes before putting them on your prepared baking sheet.

When you’re ready to bake, pop your cookies in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom.

Remove and cool completely before icing.

To make the icing, beat your butter, salt, powdered sugar and milk together.  Beat in your vanilla.  At this point, you can divide your icing between three bowls and color them appropriately (one red, one pink and keep one white).  Frost cooled cookies and then decorate.

Little sweets for your sweeties! xo

Valentine's Cut Out Cookies

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  • Alexis deZayas January 31, 2018 at 4:39 am

    These are too cute!! Going to have to make them with some kiddos this season!

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog January 31, 2018 at 4:47 am

    I keep forgetting that it’s also Valentine’s Day soon, since Chinese New Year is also coming up, and we have BIG celebrations for the latter. Can’t forget about the SO’s, haha! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

  • Narci January 31, 2018 at 6:14 am

    Oh, these cookies are so fun! We are going to make them ASAP!

  • Aubrie ferguson January 31, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Where did you find the little trays they are using to decorate? So cute!

    • Mix and Match Mama January 31, 2018 at 7:01 am

      Amazon!!

  • Kristine January 31, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Hi Shay! What is the consistency of your icing recipe? Are they almost like royal icing? Just looking for a different recipe for decorating my cookies… 😊

    • Mix and Match Mama January 31, 2018 at 12:24 pm

      Yes! It’s thin, not a thick buttercream 🙂 .

  • MinShien @ Joyous Apron January 31, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    I love how you engage your kiddos in the kitchen. They did a great job!!

  • Melissa January 31, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    What, what baking sheets are your favorite?

    • Mix and Match Mama February 1, 2018 at 5:24 am

      The gold ones from Williams-Sonoma!

  • Kimberly February 14, 2018 at 10:31 am

    HI Shay! I just made some of your sugar cookies and I must say that out of all the recipes I’ve tried before, which number around a dozen, yours are probably the easiest ones I’ve made! I will be keeping this recipe for the future! Can’t wait for the kids to get home and decorate them 😄