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 Happy Valentine’s Day!  Are you cooking anything special this week to celebrate Valentine’s Day? I plan to make Heart Shaped Vanilla Bean Cupcakes and Sour Cream Sugar Cookies with GigglyGirl and BusyBoy. 

Monday: Breakfast for Dinner:  French Toast
Tuesday:  Chicken Pot Pie
Wednesday:  Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, Salad
Thursday: Valentine’s Day!! Yippe!!  Chicken in Cream Sauce, Potato Casserole Supreme, Green Beans
Friday:  Chicken Nuggets, Baked Potatoes, & Green Beans

Also, be sure to check out the official Menu Plan Monday site at Laura’s OrgJunkie blog for awesome menu planning inspiration!

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Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Cookie Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar, butter, cream cheese, salt, almond, and vanilla extracts, and egg yolk.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Stir in flour until well blended.
  • Separate dough into thirds.
  • Shape each third into a rectangular brick and wrap with plastic wrap.
  • Chill the dough for at least 8 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough 1/3 at a time to 1/8 inch thickness, refrigerate remaining dough until ready to use.
  • Cut desired shapes with lightly floured cookie cutters.
  • Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Leave cookies plain for frosting brush with slightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with candy sprinkles or colored sugar.
  • In preheated oven, bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until light and golden brown.
  • Cool cookies completely before frosting.
  • Makes about 6 dozen cookies.

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon water or 1 to 2 tablespoons half and half

Frosting Directions

  • Beat all ingredients until smooth consistency.
  • Tint with food coloring as desired.

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