Valentine’s Day Mini Sugar Cookies

Valentine’s Day is approaching soon and usually over the years I’ve celebrated Valentine’s Day kinda like this…

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OR..

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However this year I am in a much more festive mood, so I decided to get a head start on my holiday baking and bake some Valentine’s Day sugar cookies for my kids. I like to get my kids working with their hands, this is a great little kitchen fun for you and the family!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  1. sugar cookie dough recipe
  2. royal icing
  3. mini heart shaped cookie cutter
  4. food gel paste (various colors)
  5. Gourmet Writer Pen (optional)

STEP 1: Make your sugar cookie dough and chill in fridge over night. You can use a simple sugar cookie recipe like one HERE

STEP 2: Preheat your oven to 350F degrees.  Take your dough out the fridge and start to roll on a floured surface.  Use a mini heart cookie cutter to start cutting out your cookies.

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STEP 3: Place cookies on baking sheet and bake in oven for 6-8 minutes.

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STEP 4: Once cookies are done take them out the oven to cool.  Start to make your royal icing.  Royal Icing is super easy to make. I use powdered sugar, lemon juice and egg whites. People make royal icing various ways. For a quick recipe click HERE

STEP 5 (optional): Color your royal icing.  I use Americolor Food Gel (just a drop or two will do)

 

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STEP 6: Glaze your sugar cookies.

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STEP 7: Let the royal icing set for a few hours/overnight.

STEP 8: You can leave the cookies as is or decorate your cookies with a Gourmet Writer Pen and write cute messages on the cookies.

 

Another fun project to do with the kids is something simple. All you need is some paper hearts & a marker. I got these hearts from our local dollar store.

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I took a marker and just wrote some positive affirmations for my kids.

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And then I just stuck them on their bedroom door so they can wake up and go to sleep with positive thoughts!

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