Valentines Day

January 16, 2014 at 10:55 pm

Raising Three Savvy Ladies Butter Cooke Recipe

Raising Three Savvy Ladies Butter Cooke Recipe

I am excited to bring you a post from one of my great blogging friends, Kerri, of Raising Three Savvy ladies.  She was so kind to create these cookies and this post for my blog to help out while I’m recovering from surgery.  I am incredibly lucky and grateful!  Please be sure to visit her here and leave her some comment love! 

Butter Cookie Finished product

Butter cookies have been a tradition in my family for many generations.  We try our best to make many batches during the holiday season. 

This year, I thought it would be fun to start a new tradition with my girls and make the butter cookies for Valentine’s Day. My cookie gun has a heart shape so we were ready to spread the baking love.

Cooking with children can be a family bonding time for all and teach them valuable skills.

Butter Cookie Hearts

The recipe below is my grandmother’s.  There are variations that add vanilla extract and food coloring but I like to keep them simple and stay with basic ingredients.

Butter Cookie Recipe

4 cups of sifted flour
1 cup sugar
1 lb butter – room temperature
1 egg

Everyone should wash hands really well.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Instead of putting a cup at a time into the sifter, I put a 1/2 cup at a time so that they get more turns sifting. 

Kids love to sift. I have two different kinds for then to use.

Crack the egg in another bowl to avoid getting shells in the mix.
You cannot mix with a mixer.

Once all ingredients have been added, you will need to mix with your hands. 

It takes about 5 minutes to get the dough completely mixed.

I love using the cookie gun.  The one pictured is similar to one that my grandmother had.  It takes a few times but I found a click and a half click creates the perfect amount of dough.

Butter Cookies

For this batch, we chose to add one chocolate morsel and reg and white colored sugar. For variety, we also like to decorate with with chocolate morsels, m & ms, Red Hots, sprinkles, or colored sugar.

Bake in the oven for about 8 – 11 minutes.  Carefully watch the first batch because oven times may vary.

 

Butter Cookies Made with Love

Hope you enjoy adding butter cookies to your Valentine’s Day festivities!

3 Comments

  1. Joanne Ragosta says:

    These cookies look amazing!! Do you have any preferences for a particular cookie gun?

  2. MMM I’ll have to give them a try. My grandma made the best one’s and I haven’t had any since her passing years and years ago.

  3. I want to try this, but I’m lacking a few things – a sifter and a glue gun. Is it possible to not sift and instead mix with a fork? Instead of a glue gun I suppose I could just shape the dough into hearts with my fingers.

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