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valentine cookies DSC_6197 DSC_6198 DSC_6214 DSC_6215 DSC_6216 DSC_6234Valentine love from my house to yours! Patty Davis' Sugar Cookies (our favorite recipe)

1 c. butter 1 1/2 c. sugar 2 eggs 3 Tbsp. cold water 2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. baking soda 4 c. flour

Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs, water, and vanilla and mix well.  In a separate bowl, sift the salt, baking soda, and flour together, then add to the butter mixture.  Roll dough into a disc between sheets of parchment paper and place in a large ziplock bag.  Chill in fridge for a few hours at least.  Roll out thin and cut shapes.  Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack and spread with frosting.


2 1/4 c. powdered sugar 3 Tbsp. water 1/4 tsp. vanilla 1 Tbsp. light corn syrup 2 tsp. butter food coloring (optional)

Mix all together, adding powdered sugar gradually.