Valentine cookies

    42 min

    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.

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    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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    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