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Valentine's Day Cookies

Course: cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brush embroidery cookies, Valentine cookies
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 39 minutes
Servings: 36
Calories: 151kcal
Author: Laureen King
Great tasting, beautifully decorated cookies for Valentines Day
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  • 1 1/2 cups butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean opened and seeds scraped out
  • 2 eggs + 1 extra yolk
  • 1 tbsp grated orange zest
  • 1 1/2 tsp cardamom spice
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Sift together flour, salt & cardamom spice.
  • Using an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy about 5 minutes.
  • Add vanilla bean, mix well then add eggs and orange zest. Beat to combine.
  • Slowly add the flour mix until the dough is smooth.
  • Separate the dough and wrap it in 3 separate pieces. Place in the fridge and chill for at least one hour.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350º F. Line several cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Remove one disk at a time. Flour a work surface and roll the disk out to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. (The more times you roll out the dough the tougher it gets).
  • Use a thin spatula to transfer the cookies onto the baking sheets.
  • Bake for 6-9 minutes. (edges just starting to brown)
  • Cool completely on the cookie sheets before moving.


Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 19mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.7mg