The perfect treat for your loved one on love day. These Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies are so simple to make. Made with cream cheese they are soft and fluffy and covered in a cream cheese frosting. I finished mine off with some festive sprinkles.
In a small mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate larger mixing bowl or in your stand mixer cream together butter and cream cheese until creamy. Add in sugar and continue to mix until light and fluffy. Last add in your egg along with your almond and vanilla extract.
Slowly add your dry ingredients into your mixer with your wet ingredients until well combined. Cover and chill for 1 hour or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Roll dough into balls (about 2 tablespoons per cookie) and place on your prepared baking sheet. Bake for 14-15 minutes then allow to cool on the pan for 5 minutes before allowing them to cool completely on a rack.
Cream together cream cheese and butter in a stand mixer or with an electric mixer. Once your cream cheese and butter is well combined and creamy add in sugar and vanilla and then continue to beat until your frosting is creamy and smooth.
Once cooked are completely cooled spread on cream cheese frosting and decorate with Valentine's Day sprinkles.
Do I have to chill? Yes chilling is very important for this recipe. It helps your cookies hold shape while baking.