Valentine’s Day was made extra sweet with the addition of the sugar cookies I made for my students, colleagues and of course, my Love, Sebastian.
The idea for these sweet cookies came from a beautiful post at Annie’s Eats.
Although my cookie cutter was much smaller than hers, I tried to recreate the adorable marbled designs she used.
This was my first attempt using royal icing and marbling but I was really pleased with the results.
I adapted a sugar cookie recipe from Annie’s Eats as well.
What can I say, when someone does it right, there’s no need to go anywhere else.
Annie’s sugar cookie called for almond extract but due to allergies, almond products aren’t allowed at school.
As a result, my cookies were vanilla through and through.
Since I went through frosting the cookies earlier, I’ll just share the photos and a quick caption here.
If you want to learn about the eggless royal icing I used or how to marble the cookies, please visit this post.
Vanilla Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. salt
2 ½ cups sifted flour
Cream butter. Sift in the powdered sugar and whip with the butter. Blend in egg, vanilla, salt and flour. Chill dough until firm. Roll to ¼” thickness on a well-floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375° F for 8-10 min. Cookies should not brown. Frost and decorate when cool.
I heart these cookies.
Looking good and tasting good, what more could you want?