Valentine cookies

Valentine cookies


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About this recipe: Rich and delicious cut-out cookies - wonderful for Valentine's Day or any other occasion! These are the best cut-out cookies the long line of bakers in our family has ever found.


Serves: 12 

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 320g sieved plain flour
  • 125g sieved icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:42min 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas mark 3.
  2. Mix butter in a mixer until light, add remaining ingredients.
  3. Knead until velvety. Roll one-half of the dough at a time to about 6mm thickness using the smallest amount of flour possible.
  4. Cut out and bake on a lightly greased baking tray for 12 minutes. Cookies will be almost white when cooked.

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Reviews (21)


Exactly what I was looking for! This is a great basic recipe, they don't spread in the oven so it's perfect for making shaped cookies and it's SO quick to make. - 25 Oct 2011


Something else. I halved the ingedients to make a smaller batch - although I think it would have frozen well and kept for another week. My tweak was to then take half the finished mix and add a few drops of red food coloring. I rolled the white out and then rolled the pink and placed them ontop of eachother and rolled into a sausage. After leaving it in the freezer for a while I sliced them and cooked them - they looked LOVELY. Perfect for a girly party! Will post pics next time I make them - 18 Feb 2011


This recipe is easy and the cookies are delicate and delicious. The only change I made was to substitute cake flour for plain. Although I decorated them all, they definitely do not need frosting. - 28 Jan 2012

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