Pink Heart Valentine’s Sugar Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting



Pink Frosted Soft Sugar Cookies

  • 3 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter or (1/2 butter -1/2 non-hydrogenated shortening)
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix the dry ingredients together and cut the butter into them, then mix in the eggs and extracts. Mix until a soft dough forms. Roll out on a lightly floured surface about 1/4 inch thick and cut with heart shaped cutters. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for about 8 minutes for small hearts and about 11 minutes for large. Watch them and don’t over bake- remove when just set through. Remove to a rack to cool completely before frosting.

Browned Butter Frosting

  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • a couple of drops of red food colouring, keep it pale and pretty
  • pink sanding sugar (optional)

Brown the butter in a small saucepan over low heat until it is golden brown. Add remaining ingredients using a little more or less to get a spreadable consistency. Add the coloring slowly just until you get a pretty pink – keep it pale. If the frosting hardens a bit you can rewarm it over low heat. Frost the cooled cookies. Sprinkle with the sanding sugar if desired.


  1. Sammie says:

    I made sugar cookies not too long ago and sadly I turned to frosting in a can 🙁 Your brown butter icing looks amazing!!

  2. Gabi says:

    Thanks Bren! Same to you. I’ve been very lazy with the posting lately. Keep thinking I’ll get to it and something else comes up. Hope you are having a lovely March!

  3. Bren says:

    oh so so so pretty! i know it’s now mid-march, but here’s to hoping you had a lovely V-day!

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