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Simple Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies

Cook Time8 mins
Total Time8 mins
Servings: 30
Author: Southern Made Simple

Ingredients

  • sticks unsalted butter or ¾ cups butter - softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Red food coloring
  • Red Chocolate Melts I use Wilton brand
  • Valentine sprinkles

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar until creamy
  • Add in eggs, vanilla and food coloring and blend well
  • In a separate bowl. combine flour, salt and baking powder
  • Blend flour into sugar and butter mixture and beat with mixer until thick dough forms
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours
  • Once dough is chilled, preheat oven to 350F
  • Clean off counter space or use a large cutting board and dust a little flour over surface
  • Using a rolling pin, smooth out dough into a thin layer and press the cookie cutter to form shapes
  • On a greased baking pan, cook cookies for exactly 8 minutes
  • Remove from oven and transfer to plate to finish cooling
  • Melt red chocolate chips in the microwave for 20 seconds at a time, stirring between microwave sessions until chocolate reaches desired consistency
  • Using a spoon, spread a small amount of chocolate across the cookie and pour sprinkles on top
  • Yields roughly 30-40 cookies, depending on cookie thickness

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