Easiest Valentine’s Day sugar Cookies EVER

I love baking, bakings my favorite ๐Ÿ˜‚ see what I did there? I can be funny!

Ok anyway, I really DO love baking, ask anyone that knows me! When I bake, I often get a lot of questions basically boiling down to “how do you do it with the kids”, and I never have one answer because every time I bake, my kids are behaving differently.. let me explain ..one day my 7 month old is being such an angel, as many know her to be, and other days she’s screaming her head off because she can’t SEE me๐Ÿ˜ฃ

but basically it takes me a LONG time to get it done, baby steps people, I start by pulling out the ingredients and then I have to make sure I am confident in the consistency.

there’s nothing worse than spending all your time and ingredients on a creation just to find out that it was too sticky or too runny or you burnt it ๐Ÿ˜– (the only thing worse is spilling breastmilk, but more on that another day LOL)

So this recipe is my absolute favorite because it’s fast, no refrigeration required, and amazingly.. doesn’t spread!!

here it goes..

Easiest Valentine’s Day Sugar & Cream Cheese Cookie

you’ll need..

1 8oz pack of cream cheese (room temp.) *does not actually taste like cream cheese at all*

2 8oz sticks of butter (cold)

1 cup of sugar

1tbsp vanilla extract

1 egg (cold)

4 cups of flour

**if your butter is salted DO NOT add salt, if your butter is unsalted then add 1/4 tsp of salt

  • Preheat the oven to 350ยฐF
  • In a stand mixer add your room temp. cream cheese, 2 sticks of butter and sugar
  • Mix until incorporated, you’ll need to scrape the sides because the butter is still cold
  • add your egg and vanilla and mix only until incorporated (low speed)
  • slowly add in your 4c of flour (I did it 1/2c at a time ..try not to lose count)
  • remember to scrape the sides every now and again to make sure you get everything mixed well
  • bake for 12-14 minutes (mine were perfect at 12 minutes, but my oven is new)

This dough doesn’t need to be refrigerated since the butter is chilled, and since I take so many breaks in between bc baby, I decided to have my spot ready and floured to roll out the dough before the dough was even made. Good tip if your situation is similar to mine (multitasker).

these cookies are SO good, my son insisted we decorate, but I may have eaten like 3 before that and they were amazing even without frosting!!

let me know if you tried it and let’s see your decorations!!

 

-Simply Lizz

 

 

 

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Author: Simply Lizz

Well, hello! I'm Lizz! Married, Mommy of 2, worked with children of all ages since I was 14 years old, now that I've had my own children I'm lucky enough to be a stay at home do-it-all Stay tuned for recipes, crafts, tips and probably the occasional rant :) -simply lizz

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