Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine Sugar Cookies

When I was young my mom made us Sugar cookies for Valentines Day. We didn't get presents or toys or any other trinket. My parents didn't have a lot of money, so that was one thing my Mom could do on a budget.

Now, to me, Valentines Day means Sugar Cookies. The recipe my mom used was from a family friend, and they got the recipe from their ancestors that came across the plains (Mormon Pioneers).

 Hmm...Who made that mess??

 I roll mine out to be about 1/4 inch deep, They will double in thickness when you cook them.
 All my little trophies waiting to be dressed
 I don't like the way the color of the frosting turned out, it is to orange/salmon, not the red or pink I was shooting for. I put SO much Red food coloring in it and it just never made it there.

 Red Hots are a MUST at our house on these cookies. They make the cookies 100 times better!

Pioneer Sugar Cookies
4 C. Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
4 teaspoon Baking Powder
2 C. Sugar
1 C Shortening
Mix dry ingredients above and then cut in shortening. Set aside.
4 Eggs
1 C. Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
3 C. Flour
In separate bowl mix eggs, milk and vanilla together and then add Flour/Shortening mixture from above. Once this is mixed together start adding the 3 cups of flour ½ cup at a time (I do this part in my Kitchenaid with the dough hook) until it’s the consistency of biscuits. Flour a surface and roll out to about ¼ to ½ inch thick and cut. These cookies will grow twice as fat. Put on cookie sheets and cook in a 350 degree oven. Cook for about 10-12 (I actually only cooked mine 9 minutes this year) minutes depending on the oven. These cookies are a very cakelike cookie so if they aren’t cooked long enough they will fall in the middle. You can test with a toothpick or I just open one up from the first batch to see if they are done.
This makes a TON of cookies! I half the recipe if I’m making for just my family or do the whole recipe if you are making for many people.
I have never had a better Sugar Cookie in my life...Try them out and let me know what you think??

Happy Valentines Day! 


spaghettichic said...

Can't wait to try these!


too Blessed to Stress said...

Looks so good! great tip on the thickness... I may just try these out tonight!!!

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Shine said...

Love your blog....very sweet...thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe~~~Shine

Aimee said...

love all the sprinkles! Very cute.

Lisa said...

My mouth is watering! Thanks for the post!

jandjhome said...

These look delicious. By the way, I love your header. That picture is adorable.

Rachel {} said...

These look so good! Please come join us at the Project Party here:

It's a Crafty Life said...

Sugar cookies sure do take a lot of effort, but they are so worth it in the end, aren't they? Yours turned out beautifully!

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