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Valentine Cookies recipe

Valentine Cookies recipe

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
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Dash salt
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

  • 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.

    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- 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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