Valentine Cookies

This is the same recipe for my Christmas sugar cookies.  I have added a few more ingredients to make these cookies

Valentine cookies2/3 cup shortening

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon orange peel, grated

2 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 teaspoons milk

1/2 pint of strawberry jam

powdered sugar

Cream sugar and shortening.  Add egg, vanilla, and orange peel.  Sift and stir in all dry ingredients.  Then stir in the 4 teaspoons milk.

Chill dough and roll out to 1/4 inch thickness.  Cut with heart shaped cookie cutter.  Make sure you have an even amount of heart shaped cookies.  Cut a smaller heart in the middle of half of the cookies.  Transfer to greased cookie sheet and bake at 375º for 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown.

Once the cookies have cooled, lightly sprinkle powdered sugar on the cookies that have the heart cut out of the middle of them.  Take the other half and spread some jam on them.  Top with a powdered sugar sprinkled cookie.

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