Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine Cookies

My all time favorite roll out cookies -
2 C sugar
1 C white Crisco
2 eggs
1 C Milk & 1T white vinegar or 1 C buttermilk
2 t baking soda
2 t baking powder
5-6 C flour
1 t salt
4 t almond extract

Beat sugar and Crisco, add eggs and soured milk.  Mix well then add baking soda, baking powder, salt and extract.  Add 1 cup of flour at a time, mixing well.  Chill for 1-2 hours.  Roll out to 1/4" thick, cut with favorite cookie cutter.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  Do not let the edges brown, you want them to be soft to the touch.

Frosting - 1/2 stick butter melted, 4 cups powdered sugar, 1/8 t almond extract and drizzle of milk until desired consistency.

When I used to make these BK (before kids)  I would put them in the freezer and we'd enjoy them for weeks.  Now not a one makes it to the freezer!

Happy Valentines Day.


  1. I love sugar cookies. Although I don't bake them myself, I just had a friend deliver the 4 dozen cutouts I ordered from her for my hubby and kids.
    Enjoy your weekend,

  2. Oh yummy. There are so many wonderful cooks in blogland. You have done an excellent job and they are beautifully decorated. I wish I could do as well.

  3. YUM! They look and sound delicious! Sugar cookies are so simple, yet wonderful. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
    Have a great week!

  4. yummy for my tummy, those look so good with a cup a tea ,yummy!!

  5. I just discovered your blog thanks to Tammy from A Primitive Place. I really enjoyed my visit and I am now one of your followers. I hope you will come over and visit my blog sometime! ~Dan~

  6. Your cookies look so pretty - almost a shame to eat them, but I am sure I could manage!


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