On to the recipe! I mentioned the other day that I was making cookies for Day 4 of 14 Days of Valentines, so I thought I’d share the recipe for those cookies with you. They are sugar cookies! I use this recipe for just about every holiday but especially Christmas. I know it doesn’t sound super exciting, but they’re fluffy and not too sweet. Yummy! (Well, my husband said they’re yummy. I haven’t eaten any because I’m trying to behave :-))
- 2/3 cup margarine (softened)
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoon milk
Combine margarine, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Separately, combine flour baking powder, and salt. Combine two mixtures along with milk. I don’t always use the milk. It depends on if I think the dough it moist enough already. I didn't put it in this time.
Chill 1 hour before baking
Roll out dough to about a ¼ of an inch thickness and cut out cookies. I find it works best to put your sprinkles on before you bake the cookies if you’re not icing them, so do that here if you’re just going to go with sprinkles.
Bake for approximately 10 minutes. The time changes depending on how big you cut your cookies. I baked them for 8 minutes, and my heart cookie cutter is about 2 inches wide at the widest point. At Christmas I baked cookies that were only about an inch in diameter and they baked in about 5 minutes. You kind of have to play it by ear, but unless your cookies are smaller, 10 minutes is a good starting point.
If you’re going to going with icing your cookies, be sure to let them cool thoroughly before doing your decorating.
I’m including a printable recipe card below without all my little side notes. I hope you enjoy them!
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