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Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies

Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Joanie Simon
  • Total Time: 18 mins
  • Yield: 3 dozen 1x


Traditional sugar cookies just like grandma used to make, and still does!


  • ¾ cup shortening (or part butter and shortening), softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Mix shortening, eggs, sugar and flavoring thoroughly. Next, blend in flour, baking powder and salt and cover the bowl, placing in the fridge to chill 1 hour.
  2. Heat oven to 400F. Roll dough to ⅛ inch thick on a lightly floured work surface. Cut into shapes and place on ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes until very light brown. Move to a cooling rack and wait to decorate until fully cooled.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American