It’s almost Valentines Day!
Shaun and I were watching the news and they mentioned how this holiday comes in second for spending money after Christmas. SHOCKER! They said on average a woman spends $86.00 and the man spends $175.00. Please tell me that I am not the only person out there that doesn’t spend that much on Valentine’s Day.
It’s no surprise that I like to bake goodies for Shaun and my co-workers. So, while I am thinking about what to do about Valentine’s Day I made these lovely sugar cookies. I will be packaging them up for my office in the bags shown below. They came from a real cute site calledTwigs and Thistle.
I am absolutely in love with DIY projects.
Frosted Sugar Cookies
Yield: 2 dozen large cookies
Ingredients for Cookies:
4 1/2 cups flour
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 lg eggs
5 tsp vanilla extract
For the frosting:
5 cups powder sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 tsp vanilla
7 Tbsp milk
Pink food coloring
In medium size bowl add flour, baking powder, and salt. In large mixing bowl beat the sugar and butter until it is smooth. Add one egg at a time beating after adding each one. Then add in the vanilla and dry ingredients. You may have to add them slowly so that the flour doesn’t go everywhere. Cover the bowl and place in refrigerator for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the dough and scoop out a handful and roll until its a smooth ball. Place the ball down on a silicone mat or non-stick baking sheet and slightly flatten the dough. Do this with the rest of the balls placing them 2 inches apart on the sheet. You will do this in batches. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown. Remove from the oven and after two minutes place on wire rack to continue the cooling.
While the cookies are cooling place all of the frosting ingredients into a large bowl and whisk until smooth. Place a dollop onto the cookie with a spoon and move the frosting until it reaches the outer edges. While the frosting is still wet top with sprinkles.