Heart Sugar Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
red food coloring

In a medium bowl, combine shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla at medium speed until creamy.

In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, and carefully blend together. Beat until well combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.

Divide the dough in half, and add red food coloring to one half. Shape each dough into a ball, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate one hour.

Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Shape 1/2 -1 tbsp red dough into a rope, then do the same with the plain dough. Twist together and shape on the parchment paper in the shape of a heart, pinching the ends together. Repeat with the rest of the dough.

Bake 10-12 minutes, until just golden brown on the bottom.

Transfer to a rack to cool.

Snack time!

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