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Valentine’s Day cookies

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I decided to try a new sugar cookie recipe, the last ones I made weren’t sweet enough for me. I also wanted to use my new cookie cutters that Annie sent me. Specifically the heart shaped cutter, my son loved them before he tasted them because of the shape!

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The recipe I used is “The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies“. After reading reviews on the site I decided to add an extra cup of sugar and I think I doubled the Vanilla that I put in, maybe. (I always over estimate on the extract because I’m too lazy to find the little measuring spoons.) The frosting on the cookies is the same recipe I always use, powdered sugar, food coloring and milk, it’s yummy and easy. The recipe says it makes 5 dozen cookies, I got 11 dozen out of one batch. I don’t know if my cookie cutters are too small or what but I thought the cookies were a good size. These definitely are the best sugar cookies I’ve ever made. If you decide to make them add that extra cup of sugar, you won’t be disappointed.

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Yes, I made more cookies!

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This time I used Horses & Heels’ recipe for Oatmeal Peanut Butter Banana Cookies.

These cookies are not the prettiest things I’ve ever made but they are definitely delicious. I just recently fell in love with oatmeal and I’ve always liked peanut butter cookies so I thought this looked like a good idea. These cookies are very, very soft and go together really well. I followed the recipe exactly and had no issues at all. I got 3 dozen cookies out of one batch of dough. I’ll probably make them again but use less oats and leave out the chocolate chips. I don’t know why, but recently I haven’t been a big fan of chocolate chips. It’s an odd occurence.

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More cookies?! YES!

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I think I’ll post about some more cookies today. This time it’s Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

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Mmmmm.

This was my first time making chocolate chip (I got chips instead of chunks – my bad) cookies from scratch. I’m so glad I found this recipe. My cookies didn’t exactly look like hers but they tasted amazing. I made them on Sunday (12/22) and sent two dozen to work with my fiance. His co-workers loved them and so did he. He even said they were close to his grandma’s cookies which is an incredible compliment because his grandma’s cookies are the best I’ve ever had.

I made the cookies again on Monday (12/23) and froze some while keeping the rest in the refrigerator. They didn’t make it through Christmas Eve but they did freeze well and tasted just as delicious (if not more) as my first attempt.

Both times I got 3 dozen cookies (exactly), about one tablespoon per cookie. For my second attempt I ran out of vanilla extract and used maple syrup in it’s place (measured the same as I would extract) and I didn’t notice a difference.

My conclusion: MAKE THESE COOKIES AND EAT THEM.