Love our Sparkles Cut-Out-Cookies
Add a little sparkle to your winter and Valentine’s Day in the Market Common with these traditional all-time favorite cookies— Butter and Sugar Cut-Outs. Who doesn’t like to bake cookies, play with sparkly things, or delve into dessert? Well, it may not be everyone’s cup-of-tea, but it sure is Melissa’s, and this month’s recipe comes from her kitchen. Butter and sugar forms the base for these mouth-watering treats you can savor over a cup of tea, coffee, or steamed milk and vanilla. Make it a food-art project for yourself or the whole family, and then share the finished product with the people in your life that you love.
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1 1⁄2 sticks of butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbs orange juice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 1⁄4 cups our
- 2 1⁄2 tsp baking powder 1⁄2 tsp salt
- heart shaped cookie cutters
- pink sugar
Oven 400°, Bake 6-8 min. Chill time 2 hours.
Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat to combine. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat until well mixed. Remove the dough from the bowl, wrap it in waxed paper, and chill for 2 hours, or up to 24 hours.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to desired thickness. Flour cookie cutter and cut heart shapes. Transfer the cookies with a thin metal spatula onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with pink and red sugars, and bake for 6-8 minutes. Cookies are done when the bottom is golden.
Carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool. You can also bake the cookies without sugar and frost them when cool. Store in a seal-tight container, or freeze.