Need a sweet treat for your special Valentine?  Having a party for your kids and want to surprise them with some yummy treats? Like cookies, and want a reason to make a batch? Then look no further.

 

Sugar Cookies with Strawberry Frosting {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}


I knew I wanted to make round cookies, but didn’t really want to deal with cookie cutters. So, after I made the dough, I rolled it into logs {wrapping them first in wax paper, and then in plastic wrap, making sure the ends are closed}. I put them in the fridge to chill.  When I was ready to bake the cookies, I pulled the logs out and sliced them. Easy as can be.  Then popped them into the oven to bake.

{Side note: I am planning on making up some of these cookie dough logs and putting them in the freezer just to have on hand.  Then, when I need a last minute treat, I can just pull them out and have cookies ready in no time!}

I then made up a batch of strawberry frosting {YUM}.

After that, it was decorating and sampling {and picking sprinkles up off the floor}

Sugar Cookies Recipe

To make dough logs:  separate the dough into 2 balls.  Place one ball on a sheet of wax paper.  Roll it into a log. Wrap the wax paper tightly around the dough. The wrap entire log in plastic wrap, ensure that the ends are enclosed.  Repeat with the second ball of dough. {this will make round cookies that are about 2″ wide. If you desire larger cookies, make one large log of dough.}

Place the rolled dough into the fridge to cool.

Preheat the oven to 350°.  Take cookies out of fridge and slice {about 1/4″ wide}. Place on slightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 mins.

Strawberry Frosting Recipe - “Cooking For Isaiah”, Silvana Nardone

1/2 cup palm oil shortening {spectrum}

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup strawberry jelly

dash of salt

red food coloring {optional, for extra pink}

 

Mix shortening, powdered sugar, jelly and salt in the mixer until well combined and fluffy.

{Add a few drops of red food coloring to make the color even more pink!}

~Enjoy

 

 

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