Valentine Cookies

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This year I am sending out some Valentine’s Day packages to friends and family. There is a lot of cute in the stores and I want to share it with more than just my kids. We are busy baking cookies and making valentines. I can’t wait to send some of these out.

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The “love” cookie cutter used in the first photo is vintage, I found it in a thrift store. But the teen lingo sugar candy decorations are obviously of this era and come from Wilton. They were $1.74 at Joann Fabrics.

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Most of my better cookie cutters came from thrift stores. The weather is so nice here today I feel like thrifting and hunting down more along with maybe a new Pyrex bowl or two. . .

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There are a lot of really good cookie decorators out there. I feel like this is something I could get into in the future when the kids are in school and I don’t have to rush and hide things.

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There are a lot of Cookie decorating books  that have some amazing looking projects in them too I will eventually invest in.

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For now I will keep dinking around with my own designs.

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I call these “bunny love” cookies:

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My 2 year old really enjoyed these.

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I hope the teenagers in my life enjoy these:

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As far as baking sugar cookies, this is what I’ve learned. If your house isn’t 90 degrees inside there really is no reason to chill the dough before baking. I still use Martha’s recipe because I think it is the best but I no longer go through all the chilling process. I think I read this over on Bridget’s blog and I figured, if it works for her then I am for sure going to give it a try. It definitely makes an already time-consuming process go much, much faster.

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One Comment

  1. Posted February 7, 2012 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    These are adorable – I would certainly love to receive something like this! I think the fact that they’re home-made is really attractive, adds that extra meaning to the gift.