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Heart shaped sugar cookies


Is there anything better than heart shaped sugar cookies frosted every shade of pink? I have been in full project mode lately, so I decided to have a Valentine’s sugar cookie day with my two favorite baking buddies. I love sugar cookies with almond extract. To me it is the secret ingredient to the perfect sugar cookie. If you like soft sugar cookies with cream cheese frosting, then this recipe is for you! Helpers not included 🙂

valentines sugar cookies with almond extract

Sugar Cookies

If you like soft sugar cookies with cream cheese frosting, then this recipe is for you!


Sugar Cookie Dough

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups grandulated sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tsp almond extract
  • 5 tsp baking powder
  • 6 cups flour

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 package of cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cups butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar add in cup by cup till reaches the right consistancy


Sugar Cookies

  1. Combine butter and sugar using a mixer. Add in all wet ingredients and continue mixing .In a separate bowl, combine baking powder and flour.  Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet batter until you have reached desired dough consistency. I use a kitchen aid for this process.

  2. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.

  3. Roll out dough to about 1/4 thickness. cut out desired shapes (in this case hearts) and Bake for *6-7 minutes at 375.  *I like my cookies extra soft and chewy so I bake mine for 5 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. whip butter and cream cheese together till combined. Add vanilla,almond extract, and powdered sugar cup by cup. Continue mixing while adding 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time till you reach desired consistancy (between 4-5 cups).

    *Note:The doughis a double batch, I usually freeze half the dough to use at a later time.

    * I know a lot of bakers prefer unsalted butter, but I like using salted butter for both frosting & cookies. Mix together in mixer.

Recipe Notes

*Note: Both the dough and frosting recipes are doubled.  I usually freeze half the dough and frosting to use at a later time. For example, I made this batch of frosting and cookie dough at Christmas.

* I know a lot of bakers prefer unsalted butter, but I like using salted butter for both frosting & cookies.

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        1. a lot of people use unsalted butter so they can control the amount of salt added to a recipe. I prefer the added salt to such a sweet recipe personally.

  1. Did I read that right? 1 1/2 pounds of powdered sugar? I’m not a baker, so maybe that’s right🤷🏻‍♀️

    1. Yes basically 3/4 of the entire bag. the average bag of powdered sugar is 2lbs. Its essentially 5/6 cups

    1. I actually don’t have an exact time frame. I used the dough and frosting I made just before christmas and it was great.

  2. Thank you for this delicious recipe 🌺💗🌺💗 I cant wait to make these with my daughter this weekend!! Great memories and new tradition for us to start ❤️❤️❤️We will be sharing the love of these yummy cookies and taking them to our neighbors, friends, and family 💗❤️✨✌🏼🌸🌹💗🙌🏼💗

  3. Hi, Mysha!! I just wanted to let you know I made your cookies and my family LOVES them! I live in Texas and the dough was super wet. I made sure I followed the directions and everything so I did what every girl does. I called my mom. She asked where you lived and I told her and she said that happened to her when she lived in Utah. It’s humid here and we are much lower in elevation. So she suggested I add more flour and freeze the dough. I added about a cup more and froze the dough for about an hour. And I had to cook the cookies 2-3 minutes more. They are perfect! Thank you so much! I love following you. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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