Valentine Rolled Cookies

Treasure the moment by baking these traditional heart-shaped cookies decorated with icing – perfect for Valentine’s Day.

  • prep time 1 hr 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 60

Ingredients

1
cup sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
3
tablespoons milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
3
cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
to 1/2 teaspoon red food color
Sugar, if desired
  • 1 In large bowl, beat 1 cup sugar, the butter, milk, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended, scraping bowl occasionally. On low speed, beat in flour, baking powder and salt until well mixed, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • 2 Divide dough in half. To one half of dough, stir or knead in red food color until desired pink color. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour for easier handling.
  • 3 Heat oven to 400°F. Work with 1/3 of white dough at a time; keep remaining dough refrigerated. On lightly floured work surface, roll out white dough with rolling pin to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with floured 2 1/2-inch heart-shaped canapé or cookie cutter; place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with 1/3 of pink dough, keeping remaining pink dough refrigerated.
  • 4 Using floured 1-inch heart-shaped canapé or cookie cutter, cut center from each pink and white cookie. Remove centers; replace each center of cookie with cutout of opposite colored dough. Sprinkle with sugar.
  • 5 Bake 5 to 9 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    70
    (
    Calories from Fat
    30),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3g
    3%
    (Saturated Fat
    1 1/2g,
    1 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    55mg
    55%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    8g
    8%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    0g
    0%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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