Tuesday, February 14, 2012

valentine's day

While we normally don't do much for Valentine's Day, I thought I would make some pink heart cookies.  The girls were really excited about it.

I took the opportunity to make more of those Soft Sugar Cookies that I mentioned a while back.  They are so good!  And, instead of making buttercream icing, I made cream cheese icing!  Oh, and I am very happy with the results!

These cookies come together so quickly.  And, the baking time is next to nothing.  I definitely think you should make some.  And soon!

The dough is pretty easy to work with.  I just kept checking to make sure I was rolling the dough the right thickness.

Here they are ready to go in the oven.

Don't over cook them!  You want them to be soft in the center.  These were just right.  I baked them for 7 minutes.

I halved the recipe from the link and, as you can see, it yields quite a bit of cookies!  (I need a cooling rack or two.  I use kitchen towels.  Oh well!)

I iced them with that oh-so-lovely cream cheese icing and popped some conversation hearts on some of them. 

I'm not sure I am going to be able to share them. :)  They are really, really good!

Happy Valentine's Day!


rubireyes said...

They do look delicious. And as I type I have a little one next to me asking me why I don't make cookies like you do.

Stephanie G said...

Those look good, I am going to have to try to make them

Tara said...

Cream cheese icing is my weakness! The cookies look delicious! Happy Valentines Day!

Jackie said...

Your cookies look heavenly!!! And so Valentish. I wish we lived closer to each other, so we could share all these yummy treats! ;)

Lisa n Javi said...

Yummy, they are so cute.

Leslie Limon said...

Too cute! You do know that in Mexico, Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate love AND friendship, so I hope you saved a few of those cookies for me! :)

Where on earth did you find conversation hearts???