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Making Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

There’s no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than baking some homemade goods. Whether it’s for your partner, family members, friends, or even yourself, you can try the making your own Valentine’s Day sugar cookies.

There are tons of sugar cookies recipes online, and it’s a good thing! For example, you can opt for these simple soft cut-out sugar cookies; with lots of icing and sprinkles! The heart-shaped cookies are also easy to make, and the tender texture would be perfect even for your grandparents.

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Most sugar cookies don’t require complicated ingredients. They mostly use unsalted butter, granulated sugar, egg(s), vanilla (or lemon/almond) extract, flour, baking powder, and salt. Icing (made of sugar, milk, corn syrup and extracts) and sprinkles are also a must, but if you want to keep it less sweet, you can skip those two.

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Making sugar cookies in general is not difficult, since no complicated baking technique is required. With some mixing, whisking, and dough-cutting-followed with baking, you can make “plain” sugar cookies in no time.

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Decorating Valentine’s Day cookies, however, is slightly more difficult. Why? Basically because you’d have to be as creative as possible. For example, you can try making these moustache and puckered lips decorated cookies, or you can also use lip-shaped cookie cutter to create bold, red cookies. You can also decorate with smiley faces or polka dots. Some experienced baker created gumball machine cookies, heart-filled jar cookies, Mickey Mouse-shaped cookies, or even heart-shaped cookies with various characters decoration.

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The heart-shaped cookie cutter can also be used to create fluffy dog cookies and strawberry-shaped cookies, or you can choose to simply scribble “love” on top. The marbled ones require more complicated technique, but they’re definitely worth the effort!

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You can also use edible food marker (apparently yes, it’s a thing) to literally write on your cookies. Blogger Missy from Pink Pistachio also made these adorable love letter cookies, and they’re super easy to make.
So, which one are you going to make this Valentine?

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Keep being AllDayChic!

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