Bake Up Some Love this Valentine’s Day: Pink and Gold Sugar Cookies

This post has been written by World In Four Days and DOES NOT include any sponsored content.Pink and Gold Sugar CookiesYou know how much Reese and I love to get in the kitchen and bake stuff together. We’ve been doing this since she was little. Not only is she an amazing baker, especially for her age, but I truly cherish the time we get to spend in the kitchen together. We’re making more than tasty treats…we’re making memories. Pink and Gold Sugar Cookies

It’s our time to talk and catch up plus we goof around too. And the results are, well, delicious! This weekend, Reese and I put on our chef hats and got busy baking away in the kitchen again. Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d better bake up some love together.

Pink and Gold Sugar CookiesPink and Gold Sugar CookiesFor the holidays, baking cookies is our thing. We always send out cookies for Christmas, if you remember from our recent post about how to ship cookies without breaking them. These cookies we baked up were absolute perfection too. You can hoard them to yourself (don’t worry, I won’t tell!), share them with coworkers, neighbor, and friends, or send them off to someone special that’s far away from home. You can bake up a batch for your special Valentine too because there is no better way to anyone’s heart than through their stomach. Pink and Gold Sugar Cookies

These cookies will definitely bring the love. Bake them with someone you love, or for someone you love, or both. Don’t forget to love yourself with a few too. 

Pink and Gold Sugar CookiesValentine’s Day Cookies Baked with Love

Yields 24 to 30 cookies (depending on the size of your cookie cutter)

Four These Pink and Gold Sugar Cookies You’ll Need:

  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 3 cups flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Drop of red gel food coloring
  • Ready-made vanilla frosting
  • Gold sprinkles
  • Circle cookie cutter (I prefer to go for one that’s about 2 inches in diameter, though you can use another size or shape if that’s what you have) Pink and Gold Sugar Cookies

Pink and Gold Sugar CookiesGet Baking:

1. First, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2. Using an electric mixer, beat your butter and sugar on medium speed until you achieve a creamy consistency. Then add the vanilla extract and egg.

3. While that’s mixing, add flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium-sized bowl and combine. Slowly add your dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. I like to do it in thirds which makes it come together better. Pink and Gold Sugar Cookies

4. As that mixes, add the red food coloring gel slowly until you achieve a light pink color. You can stop the mixer and fold all the ingredients thoroughly with a spatula. I like to do this just to make sure that everything is well-mixed and well-combined.

5. Roll your cookie dough into a large bowl and wrap it with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least one hour. You can make it the day before you plan to bake too if you prefer.

6. When you’re ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll out your chilled cookie dough on a floured surface until it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Cut out circles using your cookie cutter. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes and let cool completely.

7. Once the cookies have completely cooled, add red food coloring gel to your frosting and mix. Using a piping bag, frost the cookies. If you don’t have a piping bag, you can cut the corner off of a plastic zipper bag to achieve the same effect. Decorate with gold sprinkles. Serve and enjoy!

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