Baker's Secret Sugar Cookie Hearts

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Title: Baker's Secret Sugar Cookie Hearts
Yield: 6 Dozen
Categories: Holidays, Cookies

Ingredients:

1 c Butter; unsalted
1 c Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tb Vanilla
3 c Flour
1 ts Salt
1/2 ts Baking soda


-----------------------------------ICING-----------------------------------
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.

From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini