Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Day 3 of 14 Days of Valentine's-Valentine Butter Cookies

Today we are celebrating with these
Valentine Butter Cookies stacked on a heart shaped sugar cookie!

Lemon Butter Cookies 
(cookie recipe adapted from Wilton)
(makes approx. 4 dozen cookies)
1 1/2 cups Flour
5 tablespoons Butter, softened
1/2 cup Sugar
1 Egg Yolk
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon Lemon Extract
3 tablespoons Milk

6 ounces Warm Water
5 tablespoons Meringue
1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
2.25 pounds Confectioner's Sugar


1/2  of a red candy stick (per cookie)
conversation hearts

preheat oven to 325 degrees

I used the Scalloped Cookie pan from Wilton
to make these cookies.
 Prepare the pan by spraying with Vegetable Spray.
Measure out your flour and then set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat your butter and sugar
until light and fluffy.
Add your egg yolk and flavorings,
beat until combined.
Alternate between adding the flour and milk
 until well combined.
I used a tiny 1 teaspoon scoop that I have and placed
1 scoop on each ring.
 Roll each teaspoon into a small rope.
 Pressed a rope into each flower....
 and smooth it into the mold. Bake
each sheet of cookies for 7-8 minutes. After
they cooled,  remove them by using a
toothpick to pry up the side. They come out
with no problem.
Let the cookies cool completely while you make the frosting.
 The recipe above, is my "go to" favorite.
Mix together the warm water and the meringue powder.
Add the cream of tartar and mix together.
Add all of the confectioner's sugar at one time,
and mix together until desired consistency.
For complete detailed directions on the frosting, go here.
Tint some frosting red and some pink.
Use a #2 Wilton tip and make a bag with each color
of red, pink and white. Starting with the red,
drizzling over the cookies.
 Add the pink and the white and let them dry.
Outline your heart cookie, and fill it in. 
Before it is dry, place the half
candy stick in the middle of the cookie
 and let it  dry completely.
It will stand up by itself with no problem.
Stack your butter cookies over the candy stick.
Use frosting to glue on the candy heart.
Place another candy heart on the large heart,
and write the recipients name!
You can wrap it in a cellophane bag and tie it.
with matching ribbon for a cute gift!

What you missed on the past 2 days of
14 Days of Valentine's!:
10 Layer Mini Chocolate Cake

Valentine Chocolates w/ a Cookie Butter Center


  1. These are so pretty! I love all of the creativity and detail that you put into your baking. They would be perfect for so many parties throughout the year. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  2. These look so good and I love how you stacked them! Pinned :)