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Valentine Butter Cookies Recipe

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Originally published as Valentine Butter Cookies in Country February/March 1995, p49

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • colored sugar or powdered sugar optional

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Shape with a cookie press.
  5. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  6. Decorate with sugar if desired.
  7. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are light brown.