Conversation Heart Cookies!

Posted by Abby on 2/13/2013
Makes about 3 dozen small heart cookies. Prep time: 45 minutes Bake time: 8-10 minutes Total time: 55 minutes INGREDIENTS: - 1 cup sugar - 1 cup cold butter, cut into cubes - 1 large egg - 3/4 tsp vanilla extract - 3 cups + 2 tablespoons unbleached, all-purpose flour - 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. - In a large mixer, stir butter and sugar together until blended. Stir in egg and vanilla. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again. - Slowly stir in flour and baking powder until just incorporated. Dough will be crumbly so you'll have to work it together with your hands. - Roll dough out to be 1/4-3/8 inch thick on well floured work surface. Cut into heart shapes and transfer to baking sheet. - Stamp (or use a toothpick) phrases onto cookies and freeze 10 minutes. Immediately transfer to oven and bake 8-10 minutes. The thicker the cookie, the longer the baking time. - Cool 3 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack. Serve at room temperature. Store any extra cookies in an airtight container for up to 4 days.