Gimme Some Sugar {Cookies}

When it comes to Valentine’s Day and gifts I’m a big fan of keeping things simple. While it’s nice to do extravagant things for your loved ones every now and then, there is something to be said for a small box of chocolates. Or better yet a batch of sugar cookies.

These heart shaped sugar cookies are a small gesture to show someone just how much you care. Not to mention they are super soft and delicious. I could’ve had about ten of these if I didn’t stop myself.

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Valentine Heart Cookie Recipe:

  • 1 cup butter, room temp.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

-Cream sugar, butter, and vanilla.

-Add egg and water. Beat until fluffy.

-Combine baking powder, salt, and flour separately. Then slowly combine to wet mixture.

-Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour. Then roll out with flour and use cookie cutter to cut into hearts.

-Bake at 375 degrees for 5-7 minutes. Do not let the edges turn brown 🙂

Icing:

Mix 2 cups of powdered sugar with 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 tablespoon melted butter. Then stir in 1 teaspoon of milk at a time to reach your desired consistency. Also, add a drop or two of pink food coloring to the icing and spread on cookies!

These cookies didn’t even last one day in my house, but if by some chance they do last, they’ll also go great with coffee the next morning! Here are most of the letters of this World Market mug: A, B, C, D,  E,  G,  H,  J, K,  L, M,  N,  P,  R,  S,  T

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Sending everyone lots of love this Valentine’s Day! I hope your day has been filled with flowers, chocolates and now lots of sugar cookies… enjoy 🙂

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You can find my other kitchen supplies here:

Gimme Some Sugar Apron

Wilton 3 Piece Hearts Cutter Set

Pink Silicone Rolling Pin

Cooling Rack

Wilton Gel Food Color Set, Primary

Chocolate Football Cookies

I know that people love the Superbowl for the game and the commercials but I love it for the snacks. And since the Raiders didn’t make this year I’ll definitely be sitting at the food table all Sunday long. If you’re anything like me and live for the snacks or you just need something to bring to the party, you’re going to love these chocolate football cookies!

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These chocolate cookies are not only super cute and perfect for the super bowl but they are also chewy and delicious! You might want to double the batch because they’ll be gone before the halftime show. Here’s the recipe:

Chocolate Football Cookies:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  • Mix together butter, cocoa, sugar, vanilla, and eggs in a large mixing bowl.
  • Blend on medium speed until smooth.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • Form a ball with the cookie dough and roll it out.
  • Cut into football shapes using a Football Cookie Cutter and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 to 14 minutes until the edges are firm.
  • Cool the cookies before moving or icing.
  • I used melted white chocolate to frost but you can use regular icing as well.

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I hope everyone has a blast this Superbowl Sunday and be sure to share this delicious recipe with your friends!

What are some of your favorite Superbowl recipes?!screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-2-05-16-pm