V-Day Cookies!

I know, I know, this is like my 5th post about Valentine’s Day. I don’t mind! I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it! Alright, onto the post…

Here is a fun, easy, and super-cute Valentine’s Day Cookie recipe for you and your friends, kids, etc. to try this week. Bonus: it includes almond extract, which my sister and I practically gug straight out of the bottle.

Ingredients:

7 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups shortening
3 teaspoons almond extract
1 cup milk
3 eggs
1 heart-shaped cookie cutter
Frosting of your choice, multiple colors

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
-In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Mix in shortening. Once the shortening is well blended, stir almond flavoring and milk into the dough at the same time, followed by eggs.
-Roll out dough onto a floured surface, using a floured rolling pin. Roll the dough thick. Cut out heart-shaped cookies and arrange them on a cookie sheet.
-Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes, or just until bottom is golden.
-Frost with your favorite sugar cookie frosting and pipe V-Day messages in icing onto dried, finished cookies.

Enjoy!