The Ultimate Valentine's Day Cookie

Your sweetheart will be yours forever when you give him or her a batch of these delicious, heart-shaped cookies.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup powdered sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
tablespoon white vinegar
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2
teaspoons ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon salt
6
drops red food color

Frosting

2
cups powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
2
tablespoons milk or half-and-half

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, beat 1 cup powdered sugar, the butter and vinegar with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining cookie ingredients except food color. Divide dough in half. Mix food color into one half. (If dough is too dry, stir in milk, 1 teaspoon at a time.)
  • 2 On lightly floured cloth-covered surface, roll dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut into heart shapes with various sizes of cookie cutters. Place smaller hearts on larger hearts of different color dough if desired. On ungreased cookie sheet, place shapes about 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until set but not brown. Cool 1 to 2 minutes; carefully remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In medium bowl, mix all frosting ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Tint with food color if desired. Spread frosting on cookies.

Expert Tips

Valentine’s Day, named after Saint Valentine, is celebrated on February 14 by exchanging cards, candy, flowers and other tokens of affection (like these cookies!) with loved ones.

If using plastic cookie cutters, dip them in vegetable oil to get a sharper, more defined edge on cookies.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
35 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 g
4 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
10 mg
10 %;
Sodium
60 mg
60 %;
Total Carbohydrate
7 g
7 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.