Butter Cookie Hearts

February is such a great time to show the people in your life just how much you appreciate them! And what’s better than a batch of delicious buttery cookies!? Try making these Butter Cookie Hearts in order to love on the people in your life. For even more fun, make these cookies with your family! Kids, grandparents, even friends – no matter who it is, it’s never a bad time to gather together and bake. Especially when Wellshire Bacon Bits are involved! Baking cookies isn’t only for the Christmas season! Could this be your new Valentine’s Day tradition?

Butter Cookie Hearts

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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 33 mins
Servings 2 dozen

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • sprinkles
  • Wellshire Bacon Bits

Instructions
 

  • Combine butter and sugar together. Beat until creamy.
  • Add vanilla and egg. Mix. Then add flour and mix again until combined.
  • Refrigerate for 1-2 hours, until firm.
  • Roll the dough out to about 1/3-1/2 inch thickness. Using heart shaped cookie cutters, cut out as many hearts as you can. Combine the leftover scraps and roll out again. Repeat the process until you've used all of the dough.
  • Place the cookies on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. the cookies should start lightly browning around the edges.
  • While the cookies are baking, combine powdered sugar and milk until smooth to create icing. Add red food coloring if desired to make pink or red icing.
  • Once cookies are done, remove from oven and place them on a cooling rack. Wait until the cookies are cooled before decorating.
  • Decorate with icing, sprinkles and bacon bits!
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