Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Cookies

I was at our local 99 Cent Store and purchased some DIY Valentine Cards, a great deal at 4 to a pack.  They came with the double stick adhesive squares and hearts and flowers to use with the squares to stick on the front of the cards.  I wanted to make them for our neighbors and decided to make heat shaped sugar cookies to include with the cards.
I used a Sugar Cookie recipe from a Betty Crocker Cookbook that had belonged to my mother.

I made the dough the night before and let it chill.  When I started rolling it out with a rolling pin that had also belonged to my mom, the dough was really soft.  Decided to roll it thicker and use the smallest cookie cutter in the package I also purchased at the 99 Cent Store.

Put them on the greased baking sheet, sprinkled sugar on them and baked them for 5-7 minutes at 425 degrees.

After they had cooled I piled them on a red paper plate and started getting the cards ready.

Divided the cookies to put on the 7 plates and wrapped them in plastic wrap.  Then put white tissue around each group of cookies and tied leftover red ribbon from Christmas around the tissue.  Put the cards on each red plate with the cookies and had a wonderful time delivering to the neighbors.
 What a wonderful way to spend Valentine's Day. ....... Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. Replies
    1. Jessica,
      Thanks for your comment....yea....we both made cookies. Did you use the board and rolling pin cover. I was wishing I had a rolling pin cover....to avoid the dough sticking. Were your cookies in shape of hearts....You are a wonderful mom!!!!

  2. What a lovely idea! and it looks so pretty :-). You have very lucky neighbours!

    1. Jutta,
      Thank you for your comment. Jerry and I are very blessed to have some wonderful neighbors. We live at the bottom of a hill with lots of big houses on the top of the hill, but the ones at the bottom are older. We are so thankful.
      What brought you to Africa...I really like your profile picture.
      Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. That is such a lovely way to spend Valentine's Day! The finished results are so pretty!

    1. Melanie,
      Thank you so much for taking time to look and respond!....that means so much. I am going to message you my phone number on facebook in case you need to talk.
      It was a fun Valentine's Day. We have such a wonderful neighborhood here at the bottom of the hill we live on.
      Giving thanks in all things,


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