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Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies

Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies

Jennie Duncan
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.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
chilling time 1 hr
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 263 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cookie:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup Valentine's Day sprinkles

Instructions
 

Cookies:

  • 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. 

Frosting:

  • 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. 

Notes

Do I have to chill? Yes chilling is very important for this recipe. It helps your cookies hold shape while baking.

Nutrition

Calories: 263kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 76mgPotassium: 57mgSugar: 22gVitamin A: 405IUCalcium: 24mgIron: 0.8mg
Keyword cream cheese, sugar cookie
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