Pope's Valentine Cookies

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Recipe by  Jelly

“Rich and delicious cut-out cookies - wonderful for special holiday celebrations! These are the best cut-out cookies the long line of bakers in our family has ever found.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 2 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).
  2. Mix butter in a mixer until light, add remaining ingredients.
  3. Knead until velvety. Roll one-half of the dough at a time to about 1/4 inch thickness using the smallest amount of flour possible.
  4. Cut out and bake on a lightly greased pan for 12 minutes. Cookies will be almost white when cooked.

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Lee Ann

Lee Ann

Overall, a very tasty and tender butter cookie. Also, because of so few ingredients, it is quick to mix. The dough was a little difficult to work with -- so I cheated and rolled it out between two sheets of waxed paper, set it on a cookie sheet, froze it for about 20 minutes, then cut out the frozen dough. (I do this with almost all cut out cookie dough. It works great and the cookies don't lose their shape!) Since I used small cutters, I reduced the baking time to 10 minutes.



Nice texture and taste. I found the dough, in the original recipe a bit too crumbly. With an extra Tablespoon of milk and an extra 1/4 cup of butter, it was perfect! Thank you for sharing your recipe, Jelly. I'll be making this one for every cut-out cookie holiday, and maybe some in between!



Very easy to make, had to have my oven on 300 or the bottoms got too brown. Very tasty cookies and rolled out great. Keep in mind when you put them on the cookie sheet, they don't spread, so you can put more on. MY KIDS AND FRIENDS RAVED ABOUT THE TASTE!!! I added 1 extra tsp. of vanilla. GREAT RECIPIE, THANKS!!

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 273 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs
  • 30.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 110 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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