Hearts and Arrows Valentine’s Sugar Cookies

Valentine's Sugar Cookies with Hearts and ArrowsLove is in the air! I can feel it, just go to the holiday section of Target and it will be staring you in the face (I think it was out the day after Christmas actually). This week when I took the kids to start looking for their Valentines, I spotted some adorable hearts and arrows   sprinkles from Wilton! I have to say, I usually don’t get inspired to make cookies just off of sprinkles, but my kids were so excited about them I had to grab some and get to work on a recipe. We ended up with my classic drop sugar cookie recipe, topped with buttercream and these adorable sprinkles on top. Not only did my kids get to make these mostly on their own, they pretty much demolished them within a few days.

Ingredients you’ll need for the cookies:

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 heaping cup  of all-purpose flour
  • Red food color
  • Small heart-shaped cookie cutter

Ingredients you’ll need for the frosting:

Pre-heat the oven to 350º. Cream together the butter and sugar, then add the egg and vanilla until well combined. Add the salt and baking powder one at a time, stirring just until each is combined. Fold in one heaping cup of flour (this should be close to a cup and a quarter).  We added red food color to our cookies since we cut them into hearts after they were out of the oven, but you can sub out pink or any other color you’d like. Once your food color is fully mixed scoop out 12 cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment and bake for 12-15 minutes. Once your cookies are done remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. If you are going to cut them into hearts, use a small heart-shaped cutter on the middle of each cookie. I like to remove the “scrap” part of the cookie and keep it for the kids to eat because I never waste cookies. While the cookies are cooling you can prepare your buttercream.  Once the cookies are cooled completely you can frost them. We used a small uneven spatula to spread the buttercream on each one, adding the sprinkles after each one is frosted.

Hearts and Arrows Valentine's Sugar Cookies with Buttercream frosting

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