#Valentine’s Day Give-away

Hey guys! Sorry that you haven’t heard from me as much lately! With Valentine’s Day (another one of my favorite holidays) coming up in a few short weeks, that is about to change! I’ve been doing research aka looking on Pinterest for some new ideas & recipes and will be sharing them with you soon along with some of my old favorites! Not only is Valentine’s a special time to remind your significant other how much you love them, it’s also a good time to spend some extra crafting & baking time with your little Valentines! The girls & I always make beautiful heart sugar cookies, but this year I plan to throw some new desserts into the mix! Anyways, while you wait for all the Valentine’s Day fun to begin, let’s get ready for the big day with a give-away! Interested in a box full of Valentine’s Day goodies? Entering is easy… just comment below & tell me one way you show your loved ones how much they mean to you this time of year or even a link to a favorite Valentine’s Day recipe or craft (always looking for new ideas for my family)! On February 1st, I will pick a random winner from the commenters (is that even a word?) & request the winner’s mailing address at that time! Good luck! I can’t wait to see all your good ideas!

valentine's day sugar cookies

Here are some of those Valentine’s Day sugar cookies I was telling you about… I shared the recipe in my Boo-tiful Sugar Cookies post.

 

#Boo-tiful Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream softened butter (or margarine) & sugar together.
  2. Mix in egg & vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the remaining dry ingredients.
  4. Slowly add flour mixture to the mixing bowl a little at a time.
  5. Divide into 2 balls & refrigerate at least one hour.
  6. Use a rolling pin to out one ball on a floured surface & cut with cookie cutters. (Keep the other ball & dough scraps in the fridge between batches because the dough is much easier to work with chilled!)
  7. Bake cookies on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 8 -10 minutes.
  8. Let cookies cool for a minute or two on the cookie sheet then move to a cooling rack.

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Now that your cookies are cooled, it’s time to decorate! While any canned frosting will do, I make a simple powdered sugar icing for my sugar cookies! All you do is pour powered sugar in a bowl & SLOWLY stir in little amounts or water or milk until you reach the desired consistency. Then use food coloring to dye your frosting whatever color suits your needs. I accidentally burnt the first batch of my cookies (guess I can’t hear that timer from the other room),used large cookie cutters, & might have “sampled” some of the raw cookie dough so let the girls decorate all of the 10 cookies we ended up with lol. I laid out some parchment paper with cooling racks on top, made white & orange frosting, dug out our large sprinkle collection, & let the girls get creative! We ended up with some tasty Halloween sugar cookies, just BOO-tiful!

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