Valentine's Day Butter Cookies with cream cheese frosting as Gift Idea by ilonaspassion.com
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Valentine’s Day Butter Cookies {Gift Idea}

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Servings: 34
Author: Ilona

Ingredients

Cookie Dough

  • 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder

Frosting

  • 1 brick 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream 35%

Extras

  • blueberries
  • red sprinkles
  • flour to dust
  • cookie cutter

Instructions

Cookie dough

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In the large bowl mix butter and sugar with electric mixer until all will become smooth.
  • Add egg and vanilla extract. Beat until all ingredients will combine.
  • In a separate bowl combine flour and baking powder. Add to wet ingredients.
  • Mix with mixer, then knead the dough by hand.
  • Divide the dough into 3 sections. Flour the surface and roll one dough until 1/4 thick. Cut the cookies with cookie cutter. Make same with sections 2 and 3 of the dough.
  • Lay nicely on parchment paper. Bake for 6 - 10 minutes. Start checking after 6 minutes so they will not burn out.
  • Cool off cookies completely before frosting.

Frosting

  • In a medium bowl beat cream cheese with sugar and vanilla extract until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl whip the whipping cream until soft peak. Add cream cheese/sugar mixture and mix until all ingredients will combine.

Decoration

  • Frost the cookies, sprinkle with sprinkles, add some blueberries.

Notes

Cookie base adapted from inkatrinaskitchen.com

Nutrition

Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Potassium: 0mg | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg