Valentines

8 Feb

Secret shame No. 38: We used to have a lil’ cookie cutter addiction. Vintage metal and copper ones are classics, but we also fell under the spell of colourful Hallmark cutters in the mid-1980s.

They’re sturdy and substanial, not flimsy. The lips one, above, is circa 1984, the heart with the arrow through it is ’85.

We are hankering for some old-fashioned sugar cookies. Seventeen magazine circa 1980-something.

We are thinking of making chocolate cinnamon Xs and vanilla Os with strawberry icing.
This icing features strawberry Kool-Aid.

Frosting [strawberry]
1/3 cup butter, softened
2 T strawberry drink mix
1/8 teas salt
3 cups powdered sugar
3-5 T milk

And this vintage Seventeen jello cookie sounds… not at all good.

JELL-O SUGAR COOKIES FOR VALENTINES DAY
Seventeen Magazine

3/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 small box strawberry Jell-O
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup granulated sugar

In large bowl, cream shortening and 1/2 cup sugar together with electric mixer. Add eggs, vanilla extract and Jell-O; mix well. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on greased cooking sheet and flatten with bottom of glass dipped in (1 cup) sugar. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.

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