Do you need a special Valentine treat for your family, neighbors, teachers, or co-worker? How about a batch of these four ingredients super soft butter cookies. They melt in your mouth.
These Valentine’s Cookies are made with four ingredients which are butter, sugar, flour, and cornstarch. These cookies melt in your mouth. The buttercream is colored with Jello which makes it incredibly tasty.
Put a little time and love into a batch of homemade Valentine’s cookies. You will say I LOVE YOU by showing people you care enough to spend time making them something homemade. These cookies are special and beautiful too.
buttercream For Valentine’s Cookies
What makes this buttercream frosting extra special is making it with Strawberry Jello. HELLO, Are you listing? This frosting tastes amazing.
BEST TIP: Coloring the buttercream with Jello:
To color 3/4 cup frosting, use two tablespoons Jello powder – for green use Lime Jello, red use strawberry jello, and yellow use lemon Jello.
Add two teaspoons hot water to the two tablespoons Jello. Stir in half the 3/4 cup of frosting and mix well. Insert the other half of icing and blend well.
PUT THE FIRST BATCH OF COOKIES IN THE OVEN AS SOON AS YOU MIX THEM UP OR refrigerate the dough. The dough has a lot of butter in it. It will spread out while baking if not cold.
see my Chocolate Covered Valentine Strawberries, here.
Iced Butter Cookie Recipe – Adapted from Miss Daisy Celebrates Tennessee Cookbook by Daisy King
MELT IN YOUR MOUTH BUTTERCREAM ICED VALENTINE’S COOKIES
- 1 cup Butter softened
- 1 cup all-purpose flour sifted
- 1/2 cup cornstarch sifted
- 3/4 cup confectioners sugar sifted
- ICING – MAKES 2-1/4 cups frosting
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
- Two tablespoons milk plus one teaspoon milk
- COLORING ICING
- For each 1/2 cup icing you are coloring
- ADD 2 tablespoons Jello powder – for green use Lime Jello red use strawberry jello, and yellow use lemon jello
- Two teaspoons Hot water
- Two tablespoons PLUS 1 teaspoon milk
- Use a large mixing bowl and an electric mixer to combine all the ingredients.
- The recipe says to drop the cookies by teaspoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet.
- I used a teaspoon size ice cream scoop and dropped them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 13 minutes or until slightly tan around the edges. Do not overcook them.
- Cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla and enough milk (2 tablespoons milk plus one teaspoon milk) to be able to spread the frosting on the cookies.
- COLORING ICING
- Divide the frosting into 2 bowls.
- ADD 2 tablespoons Jello powder with the two teaspoons hot water until powder is dissolved.
- Add half of one of the bowls of icing into the Jello color and mix well.
- Next, insert the other half of the frosting.
- Continue doing this for each bowl. If using a different color or you want a different shade of the same color.
- PUT THE FIRST BATCH OF COOKIES IN THE OVEN AS SOON AS YOU MIX THEM UP OR ReFrigerate the dough. The dough has a lot of butter in it. It will spread out while baking if not cold.
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