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1 1/2 c. sifted powdered sugar
1 c. butter
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
2 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar

Mix sugar and butter. Add egg and flavorings and mix thoroughly. Measure flour and sift with dry ingredients and blend into butter mixture, mixing well. Refrigerate 2-3 hours. When ready to bake, divide dough in half and roll out to 3/16 inch thick on lightly floured pastry cloth.

Cut with floured heart shaped cookie cutter. Place on lightly greased baking sheet and bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 7-8 minutes. Let cool and frost with pink tinted easy creamy icing or put two baked heart shaped cookies together with red-tinted peppermint, flavored icing.

NOTE: If you prefer, cookies may be sprinkled with red sugar before baking.


1 c. sifted powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla or other flavoring
1 1/2 tsp. cream or 1 tbsp. water

Blend sugar, salt, and flavoring (try lemon, almond or peppermint). Add cream to make easy to spread. Tint with a few drops of red food coloring.
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