Valentine's Sugar Cookies three ways
- 4 1/2 C sifted flour
- 4 t baking powder
- 1 t salt
- 1/2 lb unsalted butter
- 2 C sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 C milk
- 1/2 t vanilla extract
- zest from 1 lemon
Divide the dough into 4 pieces. Roll 1 piece at a time on a floured board and cut with cookie cutters. I used a ruffled edge heart shaped cookie cutter for all then used the smaller version to remove the center of a dozen for my sandwiches. Bake 8 minutes and cool on racks.
- 2 C confectioners sugar
- 2 egg white or use meringue powder (2 t powder with 2 T water = 1 egg white)
- 6-8 drops of fresh lemon juice
- Food Coloring
I made one batch of royal icing and flavored it with raspberry extract and a bit of red food coloring to get the pink color. I then made sandwiches.
Another batch I melted dark chocolate and dipped one side of a cookie, letting it dry on a rack.
Finally, I made royal icing in two colors and decorated the cookies to my liking! Have fun!