Sugar for My Valentine

Thanks everyone for the get well-wishes, I am feeling a lot better and back to blogging. 
P.S. I miss you all. 

Yes, this is a sugary sweet Valentine's Day-related post. You know those store bought sugar cookies, the thick cookies with an equally thick amount of frosting with sprinkles on top. Well I wanted to top those store bought sugar cookies with a homemade recipe. Plus I needed a dessert for the Super Bowl party we had on Sunday, yes, they should have been football shaped cookies but oh well.
 Also I may just have a slight problem when Sean and I go to a potluck type of meal and I bring a homemade dessert and it is hardly eaten whereas the store bought desserts are full consumed. 
Today is the Valentine's Day link-up I am hosting with Elizabeth Ann of Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box, Allison of Cupcake Diaries and Whitney of Harvest Home. Share one, share all of your Valentine's Day inspired ideas whether food, clothing, projects, it is your time to shine. 

First, gather together your ingredients for the cookies:
1 cup sour cream, 1 cup butter, room temperature, 2 cups white sugar, 4 eggs, 1 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract, 6 cups flour, 3 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda.

Ingredients for the frosting:
1 cup butter, 4 cups powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon almond extract, 1/3 cup heavy cream.
*I halved my recipe and still made two sheet pans full of cookies

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In your mixing bowl, cream the butter until fluffy, about 5 minutes. 
Next add in the sugar and cream the two ingredients together. 

Add in the sour cream, then mix, then eggs and almond extract or vanilla, whatever you choose, then mix, mix, mix. 

Now you add in the dry ingredients, the flour, baking soda and baking powder. 

After the dough is fully mixed one last minute, wrap up all the dough in plastic wrap and stick it in the frig for about 25 minutes before you roll out the dough and cut out the cookies. 
After the dough has been in the frig, roll out the dough on your floured container until about 1/4 thick then cut your cookies with the cookie cutter, whatever shape you have. 

Bake the cookies in the oven for 8-10 minutes, the cookies may look slightly underdone but you want that, you definitely want that. 


Let the cookies cool after they have baked. 
While the cookies are baking, make that delicious yummy frosting.



In your mixing bowl, cream the butter. Have you caught onto my ingredients first, always cream the room temperature butter then add in the other wet ingredients. 


So cream the butter, then add in the powdered sugar then mix away. 


Add in the extract then the heavy cream. 


Let the mixer mix all that goodness together and I added a few drops of red food coloring for the pink color. You can color the frosting any color you want or leave it white. Spread the frosting on the cooled cookies then sprinkle if you like or don't sprinkle. Then serve, eat and enjoy these yummy Valentine's Day cookies. 

recipe found here
p.s. Kasey, cant wait to hang out tonight girl!

32 comments:

Gwen Albaugh said...

The cookies sound soo yummy and look perfect :)

xoxo
Gwen
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Faith said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better!

Those cookies look delish!

Joy said...

So glad you're feeling better!!! AND... if I could grab that cookie through the screen, I would... and it would be devoured in less than 2 seconds. NOT EVEN KIDDING! Happy Wednesday!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Oh my gosh those are my FAVORITE type of cookies at the store! Pinning cause I definately need to make these PRONTO.
PS. Glad you are feeling better:)

Maggie Donnelly said...

I'm happy to hear that you are feeling better! Looks like you are back on your feet and baking away. These cookies look so delicious, glad they aren't sitting down in my kitchen otherwise they would be gone by this afternoon! YAY for Valentines being right around the corner.

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

So glad you are feeling better! These are so cute - I just found a heart shaped cookie cutter I have (I thought I only had Christmas ones!) so I'll have to put it to use!

Sarah and Stewart said...

What?!? I think home made desserts are ALWAYS better than store bought ones. Your cookies look delicious, I wish I had one for breakfast this morning... :-)

Mellissa Rondinelli said...

YUM and super cute! Your cookies are perfect! You def have baking skillz!

Shia
World According to Shia

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

Aww... those are so pretty!!! :) I love those sugar cookies!

TheTinyHeart said...

Yum, they look delicious! Sugar is the way to my hubby's heart :)

-Sharon
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Love Meghan said...

jeff loooooves the super-sugary store-bought valentine's day cookies, but these look so much better! i'll definitely be making some sweet treats for my valentine this year! :)

Brittany Kyte said...

Nom nom - Those look great!!

xo

B said...

these looks delicious and pretty!

Krista said...

Wow those look good! They are one of my favorite cookies :)

Glad you're feeling better!

Heather said...

Definitely a tasty and cute treat!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

These are so cute!!!!!! :) Good job!!

emi said...

so darling! i need to do this over the weekend...XO
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Rachel Lawson said...

oooh!! these look yummy! i'm gonna have to make these soon!

xo
Rachel

Care said...

Awwww so cute! Even though I love to bake I am scared to death of sugar cookies- because my mother n law is known for hers! Ahhh, but I should venture out and try them! Thanks for courage and recipe to try them:)

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better! Also, yum.

Robin said...

Thank you for sharing this. I am still on a quest for a good go-to sugar cookie recipe. Perhaps this shall be the one. :)

lacey said...

oh snap. these look incredible! just like those soft cookies from the grocery store. i'll probably break down and just buy some, but yours look so pretty!

Ashley R said...

I love these kind of cookies.... YUM!

Allison said...

Why do heart shaped cookies always taste better? So cute!!

Jenn D said...

these came out perfect! I find cutout sugar cookies to be such a hit or miss for me. I should try this recipe next!
Jenn
With Luck

Kristin said...

They are soooo pretty and look soooo good!!

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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

These are SO adorable!!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I've never tried sour cream in cookies. I'm going to bookmark this recipe and try it. I love trying new things!

Amy

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Linnea said...

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I made these cookies the other day and they turned out soo good!

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

These look amazing! :-)

Kasey Lynne said...

Your cookies look so pretty and so yummy!
Let's have a baking day soon!