This past Valentine’s day my daughter and I made sugar cookies and decorated them for her class’ valentine’s presents. We’ve been making her class’ Valentine’s presents together since she was in preschool.
This time around, for her first year of Kindergarten, we decided to do decorated sugar cookies. We also had her friend Z over to make and decorate the cookies. We talked a bit about Valentine’s day, and the story behind it. Little Miss I told me about “Stink” Valentine, and how he had fooled everyone and helped people marry each other. I think I like her version better.
It was fun doing the Valentine’s day sugar cookies together, and then I got some edible writing markers from Wilton and sprinkles for decorating them all. Here’s the recipe and a picture of some of them. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
- 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
- 2 cups white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 c powdered sugar
- 3 TBSP milk
- Edible markers
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart directly onto your cookie sheets.
- Bake for 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool completely.
- We glazed them mixing the powdered sugar and milk, then used sprinkles and edible markers on top. The cookies were well received and they all flew from the cookie plate at home in less than 2 days.