Valentine's Day Heart Cookies
makes 20

It's your last chance to bake your honey something special on Valentines Day!!

1/4 cup packed brown sugar 
2 tsp. grated lemon zest 
1/2 tsp. lemon extract 
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract 
1 cup flour 
1/4 tsp. salt 
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 

Preheat oven to 325°F.

In a medium bowl, beat butter or margarine and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. 

Beat in lemon zest, lemon extract, and vanilla. Add flour and salt to the butter and blend well. 

With a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface, roll out dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut out cookies using a 3 inch round heart cutter and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Re-roll scraps. 

Sprinkle red and pink sugar crystals on each cookie.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until cookies are pale golden, not brown. Let stand 2 minutes. Remove to a rack and let cool completely.

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