Swirl Valentine Sugar Cookies and a {FREE} Printable!!

Made Famous By:  Heather McMullin aka Made Famous By

Ah Valentines Day.  One of my favorite holidays because it gives you an excuse to be extra mushy and go out on an extra special date with your special someone.  One of my favorite quotes comes from a wise old bear.
{Free Printable!!}
AND can I tell you that I feel like the smartest person alive because I figured out how to do a free printable....it only took FOREVER!
Swirl Valentine Sugar Cookies
2 3/4 Cup Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
3/4 C Soft Margarine (NOT real butter)
1 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp Almond Flavoring
(To get enough dough I 4x the recipe)

*In a small bowl mix flour, baking powder, and salt.
*In another large bowl Cream:  Margarine, sugar, and eggs
*Add almond flavoring
*Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
*Separate the dough into three different bowls.
*In the first bowl add neon pink food dye.  In the second bowl add red food dye and leave the third bowl of dough plain.
*Chill the dough in the fridge until firm. 4-5 hours or overnight.
**FYI, this is a softer/sticker dough**

To get the swirl affect:
1.  Roll out the neon pink dough on a floured silicone pad or wax paper.  Cut the dough into a rectangle.  Set aside on wax paper.
2.  Roll out the plain colored dough on a floured silicone pad or wax paper.  Cut the dough into the same size rectangle as the neon pink dough.  Use the silicone pad/wax paper to place the plain colored dough exactly on top of the neon pink dough.
3.  roll out the red colored dough on a floured silicone pad or wax paper.  Cut the dough into the same size rectangle as the neon pink and plain colored dough.  Use the silicone pad/wax paper to place the red dough exactly on top of the other two layers of dough.
4.  Trim the sides so they are all even and then using the wax paper roll the dough up jelly roll style.
5.  Place the dough in the freezer and let chill until firm. 4-5 hours.
6.  Once the dough is firm slice the dough width wise into the thickness you desire.
7.  Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.  For thicker cookie bake for 13-15 min
**DO NOT OVER BAKE.  I take them out when the centers are barely cooked through.  The cookie will not have brown edges.**
 1-2. Mix the dough up.
3.   Roll and measure out the pink dough.
4.  Roll and measure out the plain dough.
5.  Roll and measure out the red dough.

Below is how I got the swirl affect and how I added the sprinkles.





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14 comments:

  1. Adorable! I really love cookies with almond flavoring :) Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  2. I see you have a little helper :) She is so adorable! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe. I look forward to making them.

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  3. Delicious and beautiful cookies, very impressive! Your daughter is so cute. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment. Hope you give that a try. Have a great day :)

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  4. These look great and your little helper is the cutest! I'd love for you to share with my readers if you get a chance. http://www.momontimeout.com/2012/02/taking-timeout-thursday-no-16.html

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  5. Those cookies look yummy! I agree your helper is so cute, it's so fun having little ones help in the kitchen. I found you via the Dwell on Joy Link Party.

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  6. Sooo yummmy those look amazing and sound delish.. : )) I wanted to follow you via linky tools but can't find your's, do you have one set up or need help setting one up..? Thanks SO much.. Happy Weekend.. ~M

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  7. Cookies look great. The little help is adorable. I am now following you.

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  8. These are so adorable, and I love your little helper! Pinned!

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  9. How pretty are those?! A perfect reward for your little helper. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

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  10. I featured these super fun cookies today! :)
    Thanks for joining JAQS Studio Linky Party!

    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/02/made-by-me-18-linky-party-and-features.html

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  11. So yummy! Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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  12. Heather, what a cute helper ;)! These look great! Makes me want more counter space in my kitchen for these big projects! Thanks for linking up to Dwell on Fridays! Have a great weekend!

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