A perfect cookies for Valentine’s day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Making:

Step 1:

  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and confectioners’ sugar.
  • Beat in egg, vanilla and almond extract. Mix well.

Step 2:

  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; blend into the butter mixture.
  • Divide dough into thirds and shape into balls.

Step 3:

  • Working with 1/3 of dough at a time, roll out dough into desired thickness on a lightly floured surface.
  • For each heart sandwich cookie, cut out 2 3-inch hearts.
  • Cut out the center of ONE of the 3-inch hearts with the 1 1/2-inch cutter.

Step 4:

  • Place each piece separately on an ungreased cookie sheet, 1 – 2 inches apart.
  • Bake in a preheated, 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven until lightly browned (7-8 minutes for 1/4 inch thick cookies).
  • Cool completely on wire rack.
  • Frost bottom cookie with Pink Valentine Frosting and place an open centered cookie on top to form the sandwich.
  • Also frost the small 1 1/2 inch hearts and serve as separate cookies.

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