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Cut this lemon-flavored sugar cookie dough into heart shapes and decorate with icing and glaze for Valentine's Day treats.

Recipe by Southern Living February 2010

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Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Recipe Summary

total:
1 hr 29 mins
Yield:
Makes about 4 dozen (2 1/4-inch) or 2 dozen (3 1/4-inch) cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325°. Beat butter and zest at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating well.

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  • Combine flour and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Shape dough into a disc.

  • Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut with a 2 1/4- or 3 1/4-inch heart-shaped cutter; place 1/2 inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. If desired, cut 1 or 2 holes at top of each cookie (to hang or thread ribbon through after baking).

  • Bake at 325° for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes. Transfer to wire racks; cool completely (about 20 minutes). Decorate as desired with Royal Icing and Colorful Glaze.

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