Valentine’s Day KISS* Cookies

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KISS* Cookies – Keep It Simple Sugar Cookies

This simple sugar cookie recipe is sure to make you a hit with Bae on Valentine’s Day and at the office. Or just make them for yourself! You can make the dough ahead of time and let chill for at least 2 hours – overnight.



Yields 35 cookies of various sizes. Prep Time: 20 minutes Bake time: 8 minutes.


You will need:

¾ cups of softened butter
1 cup of white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 ½ cups of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
½ teaspoon of salt
food coloring (optional)


1. Preheat your oven for 400 degrees.

2. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar until nice and smooth.

3. Beat in eggs & vanilla extract (and food coloring).

4. Stir in the dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder. I kneaded the mixture by hand.

5. Form the dough into a ball and wrap tightly in cellophane. Set in the fridge for 2 hours or at most overnight.

6. Roll the dough on a floured surface to ¼ inch thick.

7. Cut out cookies. I used these  Wilton Heart Nesting Cookie Cutters I found at Micheal’s.

8. Place cookies on parchment paper or ungreased/nonstick cookie sheet.

9. Bake 6 – 8 minutes. Go over and you will burn them. Trust.

10. Take out and cool 15 minutes on sheet then transfer over to cookie rack to cool completely.



1 cup powdered sugar

2 teaspoons whole milk (or coconut milk)

2 teaspoons light corn syrup or caramel syrup

¼ teaspoon of the extract of your choice. I prefer vanilla.

Food coloring & Sprinkles (optional)

  1. Whisk Sugar and milk together until smooth. It might look clumpy after mixing. If so, add a teeny amount of milk.
  1. With a mixer, beat in the extract and syrup until glossy. The icing will be thick, but if it’s too thick add a tiny amount of milk or water and mix again.

If you refrigerate the icing, be sure to bring back to room temp or pop in the microwave for 10 seconds until runny.

  1. Set aside some to add coloring.
  1. Put in Wilton 12 inch Disposable Decorating Bag and with coupler and round tip. I recommend a tip larger than #2, but that’s all I had on hand.

Tip: If the icing gets too dry as you are icing your cookies, have a small cake spatula or butter knife in a cup of water and use that to smooth out the surface of the icing.

  1. Leave cookies uncovered until icing sets hard.


Simple & from the heart!



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