“SweetHeart” Short Bread Sugar Cookies

IngredientsValentine Cookies
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • for Red Velvet dough add 2T Red Velvet Baking Emulsion
  • for Vanilla Dough add 1½ tsp Vanilla


  1. Cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and continue to beat until incorporated.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add dry ingredients to the butter sugar mixture and mix until a soft dough just forms.
  3. Make one batch of the Red Velvet Dough and set aside, then make the vanilla batch and set aside.
  4. Wrap dough up in either tin foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or for at least four hours.
  5. When you are ready to bake your cookies, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut 1/4th inch thick shapes as desired.
  6. Place cookies on a lined baking sheet and bake for 6-8 minutes until tops are puffy and bottoms are lightly golden.