If you have to bake cookies for a school party or you want to bake something special for the ones you love this Valentines Day, these cookies are quick and easy to make and taste delicious. I’ve been using this recipe for at least twenty-five years and it never fails me. The cookies are always that ideal balance between not too hard and not too soft. If Goldilocks was going to pick cookies that are “Just Right” it would be these!
2 1/2 Cups of Flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup of soft butter or margarine
I cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Sift together 2 1/2 Cups of Flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in bowl
In a separate bowl put 3/4 cups of soft butter or margarine (not runny)
I cup of sugar, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla and mix with electric mixer (if you have one) until light and fluffy
Blend in the flour mixture until smooth
Refrigerate for 1 hour if time allow
Roll out the dough on a floured surface
Tip #1 When it comes to rolling out the dough, roll it as thin as you can (1/4 of an inch) without it being too flimsy because they puff up when they bake and will be thicker when they’re done.
Tip #2 Use smaller cookie cutter if you’re making a larger amount like for a class party or other event. Many cookie cutters these days can be quite large and you end up having logistic issues when you try to cram 30 large hearts into the Tupperware container to send in for the school party.
Put cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 325 for 8 – 10 minutes. Check the cookies as early as 6 minutes because if they are thin they could be done in this time. The bottoms brown fast so you have to really watch them and catch them when there is a light brown color just around the edges on the bottom and remove them from the pan immediately.
This recipe makes about 3 dozen 3″ cookies
Happy Valentines Day!