With Valentines day just around the corner, I wanted to share some of my favorite recipe ideas that are sure to delight your family and that special someone in your life.
Heart Cookies – fun to make for the kids!
1 cup butter
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
In a large bowl combine the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla and mix well. Mix in the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Mix until smooth. Divide dough into three equal pieces.
Work with one dough piece at a time. Roll out on a lightly floured surface. Using cookie cutters cut out two equal sized heart shapes for each cookie. Then using a smaller heart shaped cookie cutter cut out another heart in the center of one of the heart shaped cookies. Spread the solid heart cookie with a little strawberry jam/jelly and place on cookie sheet, top with the second cookie (the one with the heart-shaped center cut out). The center of each cookie will reveal a red jelly heart.
Repeat process until all dough is used. Bake cookies at 350F for approximately 8 minutes or until golden and baked through. READ More on Valentine Recipe Ideas – Heart Cookies, Valentine Pancakes and more