Sunday, March 13, 2011

Valentines Day CoOkIeS!!!

Valetines is such a fun time of year to bake so in the joy of the season i found a new sugar cookie recipe and fell in love with this one! The almond gives this cookie such a nice light and tasty undertone that you want more! I brought them to my office as valentines to all the men and they were gone by lunch! EnJoy!!!!! (I substitued the shortening for butter as it is my preference over shortening...your call!)

7 cups all purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups shortening ( i use butter)
3 teaspoons almond extract
1 cup milk (use whole)
3 eggs

preheat your oven to 375 degrees and in a large bowl mix the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. After those are all mixed together incorporate the shortening until well blended. About 4 minutes. Add the almond flavoring and milk into the dough at the same time. Add eggs and mix after each additon not beating too much. Once the dough has formed a ball, place on a floured surface. Using a floured rolling pin roll the dough out thick and cut out cookies and place on baking sheet. Bake at 375 degree for 10 minutes or until golden.


1 cup confectioners sugar
2 teaspoons milk
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
food coloring

in a small bowl stir together the confectioners sugar, and milk. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until the icing is smooth. If your icing is too thick add more corn syrup. Add cood coloring and dip cookies. (i prefer to use a knife to ice my cookies, and dip them face down then smooth out with the knife, then sprinkle immediately.)

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