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Baker's Secret Sugar Cookie Hearts

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Servings: 6
Categories: Cookies / Desserts / Holidays

1  c  Butter, unsalted
1  c  Sugar
2    Eggs
1  tb  Vanilla
3  c  Flour
1  t  Salt
1/2  ts  Baking soda
1  c  Confectioners' sugar, sifted
2  tb  Milk
    Multicolored nonpareils

1. Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in the eggs and vanilla; mix well. Stir together the flour, salt and baking soda; mix into the sugar mixture until well blended. Chill for 2 hours. 2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 3. Divide the dough into quarters. Roll out one quarter on a lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into heart shapes with a 2-inch cutter; place on an ungreased cookie sheet. 4. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes or until the cookies are barely browned at the edges. Cool on a wire rack. ** Icing ** 5. Mix together the confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Spread on the cookies; sprinkle with the nonpareils. Source: from the back of the packaging on the new cookie sheets bought in preparation for the holidays.

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