Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies
Serves: 28 cookies
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1½ sticks unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp red food coloring
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • heart shaped sprinkles
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar well combined. Next add in the egg, vanilla, red food coloring and water and mix until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in half the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Repeat with the remaining dry ingredients. Be sure not to over mix. You want the dough just combined, use a wooden spoon to incorporate any flour that didn’t get in there.
  5. Split the dough into 2 relatively even pieces. Roll each piece into a log on a piece of wax paper.
  6. Sprinkle a good amount of sprinkles on the wax paper and gently roll the dough over the sprinkles until nicely coated. No worries about covering every inch of dough!
  7. Wrap each log of dough in the wax paper and a piece of plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  8. Slice the dough into ½ inch slices and place onto a lined baking sheet about an inch apart from each other. {Keep the extra dough refrigerated until ready to bake}
  9. Bake for about 12 minutes or until the very outer edge is lightly golden.
  10. Cool on a cooling rack.
Recipe by LeMoine Family Kitchen at