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The Best Valentine Sugar Cookies Recipe

The Best Valentine Sugar Cookies

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"Roll these cookies a little thick and cook them until barely golden on the bottom and you have the perfect sugar cookie!"

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. /Mix in shortening. Once the shortening is well blended, stir almond flavoring and milk into the dough at the same time, followed by eggs. Roll out dough onto a floured surface, using a floured rolling pin. Roll the dough thick. Cut out cookies and arrange them on a cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes, or just until bottom is golden.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 13, 2003

These cookies were delicious, but they didn't taste exactly like sugar cookies because of the almond extract. I think vanilla would work much better.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 06, 2005

Not sure what was different for me but these were terrible. I thought the ingredients were unusual but followed others advice substituting Vanilla for Almond and rolling a bit thinner. They taste like cardboard. If you only are looking for appearance then these are great, just don't eat them.


41 Ratings

Jan 06, 2004

I thought that this recipe was pretty tasty. I might consider substituting clear vanilla for the almond as I discovered that some people have an aversion to almond. Who knew? The dough is easy to work with -- made beautiful cookies and came out looking lovely.

Mar 23, 2006

I substituted 4 cups of the white flour for whole wheat flour, they puffed up nice and thick like little cookie biscuits. Wonderful! My family raved about them. My mom took them to work and all her co-workers loved them.

Feb 12, 2008

My new favorite! These were very tender and lightly sweetened. I used butter flavored shortening and vanilla (instead of almond). Yummy!

Apr 07, 2004

thes cookies were wonderful! i substituted vanilla for the almond extract, and topped them with a buttercream icing and sprinkles. my husband loved them!!!!

Feb 13, 2004

I halved this recipe, but found that I needed to add a lot more milk to it. I also found that the cookies puffed up a bit more than I thought; I would recomend rolling the dough quite thin.

Feb 14, 2008

These were very good. I used vanilla instead of almond extract. Nice and soft, very tasty!


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  • Calories
  • 163 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 124 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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