Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Here you go Brenda....

Love Cookies

2 cups of butter (soft)

2 cups of sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp of vanilla or almond extract

Mix well, then add:

1 tsp salt

3 tsp baking powder

5 to 6 cups of flour

Make sure the dough is pliable but not too soft and not too crumbly...

Roll out and cut into hearts

Place on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper

Top the center of each cookie with a tiny spoonful of raspberry or grape jelly

Bake 10-12 minutes in a 325 F oven

While they are still warm from the oven dust with sugar.....

Share with someone you love.....


Brenda said...

Oh Margaret, I am laughing and blushing as I type! The cat is now out of the bag and everyone in "blog land" knows about my weakness for cut out sugar cookies. AND I see there is butter in them...yum! My motto is, everything is better with butter.

I get to see our little grandson next weekend and he loves cookies. Will bake up a batch of your heart cookies to take to him and I can already seeing him going for the center-part of the cookie first!
Thanks again,

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Hi Margaret . . .
I hope your day was as sweet as you!

Lori Ann

SharDon Exclusives said...

Hey, Margaret, It has been a loooong time since I have caught up with my blogger buddies and I have missed you! I pray all is well with you. I must go back and check your older posts so I can kinda' catch up,

Willy said...

The love cookies looks delicious.
What a beautiful post of your parents.
Hugs Willy

Diane said...

I'm going to take your recipe too Mags. It looks so delicate and yummy. Hope you had a wonderful day yestrday.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


Pondside said...

I`ll bet they`re delicious - and so pretty too!

cityfarmer said...

duh I thought you were saying "love cookies" like got milk?

I don't get out much, sorry

Shirley said...

Hi Margaret B, Your sugar cookies are so yummy looking. Maybe when things settle down I will try making a batch. I haven't done that for a long time. My hubby liked your poem when I visited him. Thank you for stopping by, your kind works are appreciated. Take care Your Missouri Friend.

Denise said...

Look at those cookies!!!!! OMG..... Makes me want to JUMP off my diet wagon.......... Here I go..... ONE TWO THREE........... off I go and I am going to make some of these cookies......

Val said...

These are lovely. :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I love the love!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Oh Margaret how beautiful. Doing good here staying away from those things til I get this diabetes under control and understand it better. I know I will eventually be able to have a smaller portion. That is the secret. Love ya gal.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Margaret,

Thanks for sharing the yummy biscuit recipe. They look so good and will try making them.

Hope that you are having a lovely week

Hélène (Cannes) said...

I just stop here a few minutes to take this lovely recipe ! ;o)
Have a nice day

Anonymous said...

Oh my - these look as good as they must taste!!! :)
~ Zuzu

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Those cookies look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing!
PS I've posted the photos of the mug mat you sent! Again, thank you thank you! It is awesome...love the heart, too! I've emailed photos to Donna as well so she can post them to Flickr!
Take care,

Penelope's Beehive said...

Oooh YUM! My mum would bake similar cookies on Valentine's Day. Thank you for your post and rekindling cherished memories.


manon 21 said...

I love cookies too.....



June said...

YUM! Margaret, these sound as good as they look.
I think I may have already told you how much I love your header...but I LOVE YOUR HEADER!!!
Thank you sweet for leaving me such a lovely message today.
sending hugs

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Margaret,

Thank you for coming for a cup of tea on that DREAM SOFA! My actual couch is chocolate, for at the time last summer when we ordered it, I had no idea I would be loving gray so much! BUT, I can however use some gray VELVET PILLOWS! I always have to get "my way" somehow! teeeheee...have a splendid day, dreaming of beautiful things, Anita

Old Paper Roses said...

This cookie looks jummy!!!

♥ Michelle

Evi said...

I am going to try these sugar cookies. They look so good!
I also made some for the grandkids,
but you have to put the jelly on afterwards while still hot. I can never work fast enough.
By the way, I loved your sweet poem to your hubby.
We all celebrated on Sunday and of course my Valentines luncheon with the girls.
Sorry, I have been absent for a while, it's been tough going, but I am an optimist!
Many hugs, Evi

vicki said...

These are beautiful Margaret- a true gift of love! Thanks for sharing the recipe--

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Like Brenda and Paula Deen... I think everything is better with butter!
Thanks for sharing your Sweetheart Sugar cookies recipe.

Sweet wishes,