I’ve had this sugar cookie recipe from Rose Levy Beranbaum for years. Even though they are called ‘Sugar Cookies’, I like them because they aren’t too sweet. Of course when you add the Royal Icing, all bets are off.
During the holidays, it seemed that taking the time to make (and especially decorate) shaped cookies was too much, alongside everything else I was doing. So this year I decided to make them for Valentines’ Day instead. I made several different sizes. If you make an assortment, just remember to put like-sized cookies on the same cookie sheet, so they’ll cook evenly. These are great to make with the kids, especially if you’re stuck inside with all the snowstorms. Icing, sprinkles, sugar… what fun!