Valentine Rich Rolled Cookies

"Very rich and buttery cookies from my friend Elisabeth. Just perfect for children, grandchildren and a few left over for us. A number of people have added that they baked the cookies for a longer time. I tried that, and my cookies burned. Then I realized it is because I roll them VERY thin. I measured a baked cookie, and it was 1/16". So, if you roll them thin, pay attention to the time, if they are not quite that thin it will take more time than I stated in the recipe. I also use this recipe for Easter cookies, and have posted some Easter cookie pictures. Today, 4th of July, we made Independance Day cookies. I baked them for 5 minutes. My sister-in-law says what makes them so good is how thin I roll them."
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Ready In:
60 Cookies




  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Beat in egg and flavoring.
  • Combine and add flour and salt.
  • Chill dough 3-4 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Roll thinly and cut.
  • Bake 5-7 minutes, (this is because I roll them very thin,you might want to cook them longer if you don't roll them thin -- see other peoples notes).
  • Ice with either Almond or Royal Icing.
  • The Almond Icing is a thin icing that you can "paint" on the cookies. I actually use paint brushes, and have fun coloring the icing.
  • The Royal Icing dries hard. It can be used to "glue" tails back on kittens (cookies) and trunks on elephants. It also holds the cookies together better for shipping. I use a small metal spatula for spreading this, and use a lot of sprinkles and other adornments with this icing.
  • The amounts of sugar and liquid are flexible to your own preferred consistency.

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  1. earlybird255
    Wonderful! I made them with my childcare children and they loved them. When I tasted them I was impressed. My usual sugar cookie recipe tastes floury but these are buttery and wonderful. Thanks for the great recipe!
  2. Nova Scotia Cook
    Nice, easy cookie to make. Made them for Valentine's Day and they turned out very good. As mine were rolled quite thin I did have to watch them to make certain that they didn't burn. I too, did not get 60 cookies as my heart shaped cutter was rather large. All in all they passed the family taste test and are now saved in my cookbook. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
  3. jillcomeau
    This is a very good cookie. I didn't get near 60 cookies, but my cutter was kind of large. The dough is sticky so I would recommend chlling very well before rolling. The flavor is very good and they don't spread when baking.
  4. Michelle in Perkasie
    Great Valentine Day cookies! Easy to make and fun as well. Most importantly, they were delicious! thanks! - michelle
  5. ginaldupree
    These are wonderful! I made them for Valentine's day and took them to work. They were gone in 5 minutes. I used canned frosting b/c I was stretched for time and they were still fabulous. This is going to the recipe I use for every holiday sugar cookie. Thank you!


  1. justcallmejulie
    THIS is my new Christmas cookie recipe! I have always used the Rich Roll cookie recipe from The Joy of Cooking, but wanted to try something else this year. WOW, these are so good and very easy to roll. Instead of using the icing, I just sprinked colored sugar on before I baked them. We ate them with Family Style Eggnog for dessert on Christmas Eve. They paired very well with the richness of the eggnog; a perfect dessert after a rich turkey dinner! This recipe is a keeper! BTW, I had some dough left over and it was just fine rolled and baked 5 days later.


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