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Pope's Valentine Cookies

"Rich and delicious cut-out cookies - wonderful for special holiday celebrations! These are the best cut-out cookies the long line of bakers in our family has ever found."
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servings 273 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 dozen)


  • Calories:
  • 273 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.4g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 110 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).
  2. Mix butter in a mixer until light, add remaining ingredients.
  3. Knead until velvety. Roll one-half of the dough at a time to about 1/4 inch thickness using the smallest amount of flour possible.
  4. Cut out and bake on a lightly greased pan for 12 minutes. Cookies will be almost white when cooked.


  • Tip
  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

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Overall, a very tasty and tender butter cookie. Also, because of so few ingredients, it is quick to mix. The dough was a little difficult to work with -- so I cheated and rolled it out between...

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Didn't care much for this cookie. Bland taste and I followed the recipe as written. I won't make these again, its not a sugar cookie, not a butter cookie, something in between. Needs a flavor bo...

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Overall, a very tasty and tender butter cookie. Also, because of so few ingredients, it is quick to mix. The dough was a little difficult to work with -- so I cheated and rolled it out between...

Nice texture and taste. I found the dough, in the original recipe a bit too crumbly. With an extra Tablespoon of milk and an extra 1/4 cup of butter, it was perfect! Thank you for sharing you...

Very easy to make, had to have my oven on 300 or the bottoms got too brown. Very tasty cookies and rolled out great. Keep in mind when you put them on the cookie sheet, they don't spread, so you...

these were so odd ... as others have noted, not sweet but strangely addicting. i added some almond extract, which i think helped the flavor. my husband ate them up, and the man is not a sweet-ea...

These are good and SO easy! If you use a stand mixer, you won't have to knead, and if you roll it out and bake it on parchment, there's almost no mess! We loved them with Sugar Cookie Icing on t...

THANK YOU, JELLY!!!!! This really is the best cut-out recipe on the planet!! I have tried countless recipes for dough you don't have to refrigerate first. These are great!!!!! I put the dough ...

If you are looking for a delicately tastey, white, soft but yet crisp, cut-out then this is for you. I was hoping for more cake-like cookies so this is not for me. Dough was easy to work w/ even...

By far, the best cut-out cookies I've ever made. I've been using this recipe for 3 years now and everyone who tastes them agrees that they are, indeed, the best tasting cookies. My only suggesti...

I made these last year for Valentine's day. They send very well. I cut out a lot of large hearts, then half of them I cut out a small heart from the middle of each heart, so I had sandwiches, ...