In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar, until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Stir in flour, baking powder and salt until dough forms.
Under the command of my 2.5 year old, we did pink, purple, blue and green. Cover and chill for at least an hour in fridge (or overnight).
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on a well floured surface, 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes.
Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Or a pizza tray in my case, LOL, while the other tray was in the oven! Bake 6-8 minutes. Cool completely. These also freeze well too, just do so before adding the icing.
1 cup icing sugar
2 tsp milk
2 tsp corn syrup
1/4 tsp vanilla/almond extract
Assorted food coloring & sprinkles for topping
(this is enough icing for a dozen cookies-if more is needed, I would recommend doing one batch of icing at a time)
In a small bowl, stir together icing sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and vanilla until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup. Divide into separate bowls, add food coloring to desired intensity.
Lish, what a fantastic Valentine's cookie recipe! It looks super fun to make with the little ones as well…and currently Zion is on a big baking kick…what can I say, like mother, like daughter…so this is going to be put on our baking list pronto!