The sugar cookie is an open canvas you can paint anything on. For a special Valentine’s Day treat, I like to prescribe these cookies with a healthy dose of mint chocolate chips and shaped into a heart.
- 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (No imitation, please)
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract (Trust me)
- Bag of mint chocolate chips for sprinkling
Go preheat the oven to 375 and get some romantic music going, what about old blue eyes?
In a small bowl, sifting makes perfect; sift together flour, baking soda & baking powder.
In a large bowl, beat together butter & sugar until uniform. Next, crack that egg & beat in. Add vanilla & lemon extracts.
Add half of flour mixture and blend, once blended add other half.
Get some wax paper out of the cupboard. Lay down a long sheet and sprinkle with flour. Roll out your dough and start cookie-cutting away! Once all the dough has turned heart-shaped, sprinkle mint chocolate chips on top. Place on an un-greased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 – 10 minutes, or until golden.
And voila! Delicious sugar cookies with just a hint of lemon, perfect for any sweetheart. Enjoy!