Valentine Stand-Up Cookies


1 cup margarine, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups soy flour blend
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
Red food coloring
Plain or Red colored sugar, optional


Combine in large bowl, margarine and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla: mix thoroughly. In separate bowl combine together dry ingredients, soy flour blend, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough in half. Form one portion into ball and flatten slightly; wrap in plastic wrap. Blend in food red food coloring to second portion of dough to color dough to desired color; then form into ball and flatten slightly; wrap in plastic wrap. Chill each dough portion for one hour. Roll each portion of dough separately on floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut dough using 2-inch heart shaped floured cookie cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet about 1-inch apart. At top of heart center make about a ½-inch slit and spread apart about 3/8-inch. Sprinkle with plain or colored sugar if desired. Bake cookies at 375 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet. Cool completely on wire racks. Interlock two cookies together at opening to form stand-up cookie. Makes about 2 dozen cookies stand-up cookies