Perfect Cutout Cookies!

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Today is Valentine’s Day, and we are having a good one. The weather is perfect, and we had a lot of fun at lunch and drove home with all the windows down. We came home and built Batman Legos, and now we are about to make some Valentine’s Day cookies!

Boys, we make and decorate a lot of cookies on many special occasions. I know it isn’t good. I hope you don’t feel like I failed somehow by making special-shaped and decorated cookies on holidays and special occasions, thereby introducing you to the amazing taste that is pure sugar, but what can I say except that I love making them, decorating them, and seeing you all excited about them.

Well, in case you two are still into them and think they are okay every once in a while for special occasions, and you aren’t shaking your head at me for celebrating with sugar, I’m providing the recipe here. I received it from my friend, Rachel, and it has been the best one I’ve used. I plan to continue using it for years to come. Enjoy!

1.5 sticks of butter, softened
1 cup of sugar
1 egg
2.5 cups of flour

Roll out in between plastic wrap until it’s around 1/8 (for a crispier cookie) and 1/4 (for a softer cookie) inches thick and then put it in the fridge for 30 minutes or the freezer for 15 minutes. Cut out the cookies and then bake at 350 until the edges start to turn golden. This usually takes between 10 and 15 minutes, depending on thickness.

Yum! I love you both with my whole heart and then some!

Mom

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