It’s beginning to look like Valentine’s day around here! We don’t go all out and celebrate, but Isaac always brings me a box of conversation hearts, my favorite! Although, Valentine’s day wouldn’t seem like Valentine’s day without making these sugar cookies.

I’ve mentioned before the memories and traditions that come with these cookies, and this holiday is no different.

Wish you a wonderful love filled weekend with your Valentine.

Sugar Cookies
Recipe from Mom

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream together butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth & fluffy. Next add dry ingredients until fully combined. Cover dough & chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Once dough is cold & slightly hardened, flour a work surface, roll out dough and cut into shapes. Bake on parchment paper for about 6-8 minutes. Cool on wire rack completely before frosting.

Daddy’s Favorite Frosting

  • powdered sugar
  • water
  • food coloring

Mix powdered sugar & water together until a paste forms. It can be any consistency, but the thicker it is the better it tastes! Add a couple drops of food coloring to make it look pretty! Allow frosted cookies to dry on wax paper until completely dry and store in an airtight container with sheets of wax paper in between each layer.

Images: sammyw