Another recipe from our annual Heart Party on Valentine's Day.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
36
Yield:
2 - 3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In large bowl, with electric mixer at medium speed, beat 1 cup butter or margarine with 1/2 cup sugar, almond extract, and food coloring until light and fluffy. With wooden spoon, stir in 2 1/2 cups flour until smooth and well combined. Divide dough into 2 parts. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours.

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  • On lightly sugared surface, roll out dough, one part at a time, about 1/4- inch thick. Using heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies. Place, one inch apart, on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 20 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack. Frost when cool.

  • To Make Frosting: Cook 5 Tablespoons flour and milk until thick, stirring constantly. Let cool. Cream together 1 cup sugar, 1 cup butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add flour/milk mixture. Beat until consistency to spread. When finished it looks like whipped cream. Spread on cookies.

Nutrition Facts

170 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 18g; fat 10.5g; cholesterol 27.7mg; sodium 75.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2003
Valentine cookies that were a hit. I used vanilla flavouring and everyone loved it. Left out the red food colouring. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/24/2009
Flavor was only okay I'd say. Frosting was way better by itself so I used it as a drizzle for a cake I made the other day and it tasted amazing. I think I might try these again some day but not any time soon. Read More
(2)
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2003
Valentine cookies that were a hit. I used vanilla flavouring and everyone loved it. Left out the red food colouring. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2009
Awesome! I halved the recipe and did not do the pink heart thing:) Also subbed vanilla for almond flavoring. Cookie alone is great nice light texture and not too sweet; frosting is wonderful. I think I will make this frosting for other cookies in the future; it has such a nice smooth texture pretty creamy color no funky powdered sugar taste. Definitely give these a try! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
08/24/2009
Flavor was only okay I'd say. Frosting was way better by itself so I used it as a drizzle for a cake I made the other day and it tasted amazing. I think I might try these again some day but not any time soon. Read More
(2)
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