Have fun personalizing these cut-out cookies.Perfect for Valentines Day or any special occasion.
Recipe: Valentine Cookies
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
In a small bowl combine flour, bakingpowder, and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl beat sugar andshortening with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy.Add the egg, vanilla, and oil of cinnamon, if desired; beat well.Add flour mixture; beat well. Cover and chill in the refrigeratorabout 2 hours or until firm.
Cut a 10×8-inch heart pattern from paper.Halve dough. Line 2 cookie sheets with foil. Place half of thedough on each cookie sheet; roll into 10×8-inch rectangles. Withpattern, cut dough into heart shapes. Reserve scraps. (If doughseems too soft, freeze 30 minutes or until firm.) Use alphabet-and heart-shaped cutters to cut out a message from each cookie.Remove dough from cutters.
Spoon candy into cutouts to fill holesto level of the dough.
Bake in a 375°F (190°C) oven for10 to 12 minutes or until candy is melted and cookies are done.Cool on cookie sheets. Peel foil from cookies. Reroll dough scraps;cut with 3-inch cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until done.Cool on pan.
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 drops oil of cinnamon (optional)
1/4 cup hard cinnamon candies, finely crushed
Makes 2 large and 6 small cookies (18 servings).
Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare as directed andchill up to 2 days.
Nutritional facts per serving: calories:566, total fat: 25g, cholesterol: 71mg, sodium: 86mg, carbohydrate:79g, fiber: 0g
Recipe provided by Better Homes and Gardens- BHG.com a member of the Home and Family Network for the bestof cooking, gardening, decorating and more. © 2003 MeredithCorporation. All rights Reserved.
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