I love her vintage metal measuring utensils!
And look at all the cookie cutters! (I’m experiencing severe cookie cutter envy!)
Hope you enjoy Becky’s recipe:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1-1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 teaspoon almond extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Mix butter, margarine, confectioners sugar, egg, vanilla, and almond extract. Add in flour, soda, and cream of tartar. Cover and chill 2-3 hours.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Divide dough in half. Roll each half to 3/16" thick on floured board. Cut into shapes and sprinkle with sugar. Place on lightly greased baking sheet and bake 7-8 minutes.
Yield: About 5 dozen cookies
Here’s Becky’s finished result. She bakes them up ahead of time before Valentine’s Day (evidently she has better time management skills than I do) and puts them in the freezer. When she’s ready, she pulls them out and gets started decorating!
She just makes up icing from confectioner's sugar, a little water, and food coloring until she gets a good consistency (not too runny or thick). She spoons it into a ziploc bag and seals the bag tightly. Then, she cuts off a tiny tip from one corner and pipes icing onto the cookies.
Yummy! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us, Becky!