As I mentioned before, baking sugar cookies is one of our Valentine’s traditions. We don’t have many Valentine’s traditions , but we never skip cookies. We have tried several different recipes over the years, and always come back to these– they are addictive! Oldie but goodie from Betty Crocker. If you like store-bought frosted sugar cookies- the thick and fluffy kind– you will love these. I would not recommend skipping almond extract, it adds a touch of extra flavor, not really almondy, but rather adds to the “sugary” quality…you’ll see what I mean when you bake these!
They are also pretty straightforward to make: mix all the ingredients, chill the dough in the fridge, roll out and have fun cutting out the shapes. Cutting out and frosting is the kids’ favorite part of the process. Oh wait, that would be the eating!