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I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at cpeterson72@q.com. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.

Friday, February 12, 2010

VALENTINE COOKIES AND PINK SATURDAY

I have shared the best sugar cookie recipe in the world with you before, but just in case you missed this, I wanted to repeat it. I hope you will give it a try, it's very good.
I decided to send my husband to work with Valentine cookies for the staff and thought this would be the perfect post for pink saturday as well. Thankyou so much Beverly from How Sweet The Sound for making pink saturday the success it is. Be sure to check out the other blogs for some wonderful posts.
2 cups butter or margarine, softened
1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
Cream butter and cream cheese until flight and fluffy. Add sugar, egg yolks and vanilla. Mix well.
Add flour a little at a time, mix well.
Cover and chill 2 hours or until firm.

Roll out onto floured surface to 1/4" thickness. Cut into 3" shapes, place 1" apart on greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until set, not browned.

You can decorate the tops of your cookies if you like. I used cinnamon and peppermint sugar for these. Do this step before baking.
Cool 5 minutes, remove to wire racks to cool.

Frosting: Combine 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar, 3 Tablespoons butter, 1 Tablespoons shortening, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and 3 Tablespoons milk in a mixing bowl. Beat until smooth. Gradually add another 2 cups of confectioners sugar along with more milk as needed for desired consistency. Use food coloring if you wish to add some color to frosting. Yields approx. 7 dozen cookies.

I just love the little mini hearts, so sweet and yummy to eat too. But be careful, when you bake minis, it's so easy to eat lots of them.

This is a great gift of love for someone very lucky. Happy Pink Saturday to everyone and Happy Valentines Day too.

I appreciate each and every one of my blogging buddies and look forward to hearing your comments. Please try this recipe and let me know what you think.

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41 comments:

Ana said...

Hi Char,
It does feel like it's been a while since we've spoken...Anyway, I'm so happy you didn't forget me and that you came over to say Hi. Thank you for asking...I'm doing well and hope you are as well. It was very nice to hear from you. Oh and I'm so happy I came over. I've been looking for a good sugar cookie recipe...Will definitely have to give yours a try. Thank you so much for sharing. Your cookies look (drool) sooooo yummy. Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend and a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Lisa T. said...

Oh, those look sooo good. I've printed the recipe, can't wait to try it! Thanks!

Smiles,
Lisa

Annesphamily said...

Yummy! I will try these and post about my results!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

They look so good!!! The printer is churning out the recipe right now.

Lisa said...

Oh Pink and Yummy!! Yeah!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Grace said...

These look so pretty! Happy Pink Saturday. Thank you for a wonderful recipe. I will try them for Easter. Grace xoxox

Shirley said...

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, what can I say. Sugar cookies are one of my favorites. The kids love to decorate them with sprinkles, also. We love cutting them out. Of course, if you are like me you will eat a little of the cookie dough before they are baked. Thanks my friend for sharing.

NicNacManiac said...

WOW...he is going to be one popular dude!! These cookies and your photos are making me drool!
Happy Pink Saturday!!
Big Valentine Hugs, xOxO Nerina

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh WOW....Butter and cream cheese? They HAVE to be the best sugar cookies ever....I'm saving this recipe....thanks so much for sharing.

Hugs,
Spencer

Regina said...

Yummy. Thanks you for sharing.
Happy PS and a Valentine's Day.

Ruth said...

They look delish, and far better than the ones I made last night ~ a little over cooked, I think! Happy PS!

Nancy said...

I have made these cookies and they are SO good! Do be sure to try them.

Thank you for visiting, Char. It's always nice to see a friend. I wish you the best Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day, too.

The French Bear said...

Thank you for the recipe, I have been looking for one for awhile!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Elena said...

Ooh, yum!
The hearts are all really beautiful.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Happy Valentines'e Day!

Enjoy your weekend.
ciao,
Elena :)

Jennifer Swan Hopkins said...

Happy Pink Saturday. Long time no-visit, I know. I've had a major move to get through but things are settling down now. Lovely and very delicious post!

Fondly,
Jennifer

http://MaidenShade.net

Maggie said...

Oh those cookies look delish!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Char... mmmmmmmmm! Those look wonderful!

Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day, too!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Pam said...

WOW these look delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I must give it a try. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Ann Creek said...

Those mini cookies are to die for. I'm going to try your receipe soon.
Ann
Tin and sparkle

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Oh, Char, your cookies look so yummy; especially the pink frosted ones! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday~Valentines Day weekend, sweet friend!

Blessings,
Sandi

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Char! Those look like the best Valentine's cookies ever!
Thanks so much for your happy birthday wishes! I hope you have a wonderful and love filled day tomorrow!!


Karen
My Desert Cottage

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Oh Char your cookies are so pretty! Great recipe, thanks!

Happy PS and Happy Pink Valentine's Day!

Jacalyn

~*~The Happy Homemaker~*~ said...

If those cookies taste as good as they look, I'm going to be in BIG, fat trouble! My little girl and I love to bake together and we're going to try these soon.Happy Pinkday!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hi Char!
It has been entirly too long since you have stopped by.

You couldve linked these Beautiful treats to our FBB :) Be sure and do that some time.

Part of me wants to break out the sugar cookies tonight -- but then my hind end is saying... "NOOOO dont do it plllllease dont do it"

Im going to think! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Claudia

BethieJ said...

Your cookies look YUMMY! I bet everyone loved them!!
Happy PINK Saturday!

LV said...

What a wonderful treat that would be great for Valentine. They look very good.

Tricia said...

Those are some really delicious looking cookies. I'd love to have one right about now! Happy Pink Sat.

Blessings,
Tricia

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beautiful, sweet cookies for Valentines Day. They look scrumptious and just perfect. Happy Valentines Day.
♥, Susan

♥Mimi♥ said...

So sorry that I missed you yesterday. It seemed like the day just ran away from me! But, with this being ♥Valentine's Day♥ what better time for me to stop by to see your Pink Saturday goodies.

It's been a long and dark winter up here near Canada so filling myself up with pink is my way on the weekend of chasing away the blues - not that blue isn't a nice color, too☺

I ♥ coming here. All the pink and all the girlie stuff just floods my brain and makes me want to do a happy dance right where I sit!

BTW, you had me the minute I read TWO CUPS OF BUTTER - YUM☺

Thanks so much for sharing. After all, isn't sharing one of life's greatest pleasures?

♫Happy Valentine's Day♫

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hi Char,

Your cookie recipe sounds positively nummy! I have never made sugar cookies with cream cheese. I must try sometime. :) Thank you for posting it.

Sending sparkly pink fairy magic to you and your creative muse for a perfect Valentine's Day and a belated .•*˙˙*•.HaPPy PiNk SaTuRdaY!.•*˙˙*•.

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Yummy, yummy!
HV, Debbie@debbie-dabble

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day! Oh my, these cookies look yummy, and they are so
pretty. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Vicki said...

Hello, dear Char,
Thank you for sharing this recipe with us! It sounds like these would be absolutely yummy!! I am sure your husband was a very popular guy when he took these to work! I value and appreciate your friendship so much! I hope your Valentine's Day was filled with lots of love and much happiness! Vicki

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Char!

These are very yummy and pretty looking cookies. Thanks for the recipe.

♥ Happy St. Valentine's Day ♥

Happy Pink saturday weekend!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Char, I am way behind visiting my pink ladies this week...love love love the cookies. I have a cookie gun with tips, I should give this recipe a try. If I do I will let you know!

Stop by and say hi if you get a chance, and have a great week!
hugs
Barb

GWENDOLYN said...

YUMMO, YUMMO!! They look scrumptious!
Gwen

Mary said...

Mmm, those are so pretty. They look delicious, too.

Say It With Roses said...

Hi Char,
I know I have been gone for a long while, but I thought I would pop in and say "Hi. It will still be many weeks before we go home....

Your cookies look so pretty and delicious...I have to remember to copy your recipe as mine does not call for cream cheese and that sounds even more delicious!!

Jil

Mary said...

Hi Char!
These sugar cookies look delicious. We are getting more snow tonight and probably another snow day from school tomorrow. Think the kids and I will give this recipe a try. Hot cocoa and sugar cookies on a snowy day sounds good to me!!
Thanks for sharing,sweetie!
XO Mary

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Char!

Thanks for stopping by! So nice to meet someone new!

Love your blog name and you blog. Great pics of the desert dry bed - very artistic.

I'm gonna hop over to your shop to see what treasures you have!!

Hugs, Sherry

ArocaFamily said...

Believe me, these cookies tasted just as good as they look...no, better. I'm quite the lucky kid! Thanks mom!