- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup butter (unsalted), softened
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 3 cups white flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix the white sugar, butter and egg with electric mixer or by hand until smooth and creamy.
- When well combined, add the flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla extract. Mix well by hand with a large spoon until the batter starts coming together.
- Split the dough in half and keep half in the bowl. On a lightly floured surface, take half of the batter and, with a rolling pin or with the palms of your hands, flatten to about 1/4 inch and with a heart shaped cookie cutter, press out nine hearts.
- Put on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until the cookies are just starting to turn brown.
- Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling. Repeat with the other half of the dough.
- When cool, frost with vanilla frosting and decorate with colored sprinkles.
- Store covered at room temperature for up to one week for freshness.
Cathy is originally from Maryland, but has been living in the Midwest for more than 13 years. She has been "retired" from the paid workforce since 1996 to raise her family, which includes her husband, adult stepson, an adult daughter in college and a son in middle school. She has been baking and cooking for as long as she can remember in "Cathy's Kitchen". She is very excited to be able to share her recipes with other home cooks!