Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine's Cookies

So I caved into societal pressure and got all Valentines-y this week. No, I didn't buy chocolate (that comes after Saturday when the chocolates go on sale everywhere). I decided to make heart-shaped cookies. Call me crazy. I even spent a whole 99 cents on a heart-shaped cookie cutter! Go me!

The recipe I used was the Cocoa Sugar Cookies from Canadian Living. You may recall that I used this recipe at Christmas, when I made these cookies. It was a very smart move for me to purchase red and white sprinkles at Christmas time because they can also be used at Valentine's Day. Again, go me!

For the icing, I had a bunch of cream cheese icing (recipe here) left over from my brother's grad cake, which I made last April (icing freezes well, though this got a little lumpy upon thawing). What can I say? I don't like throwing things away! In the end, I got unpretty but quite delicious cookies to share with my family this weekend.

Enjoy!

8 comments:

Joie de vivre said...

Well look at you splurging on a cookie cutter! It's kind of fun to let yourself get swept up in the excitement, isn't it? Come on...you know you liked it. :)

Wandering Coyote said...

Oh...it was an OK way to pass an afternoon... ;)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Those are totally cute! What a wonderful valentines gift for yourself (and for those who will enjoy your cookies!!!)! :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They are sooooo pretty! A delightful treat!

Cheers,

Rosa

Mam said...

Doesn't everyone wait to buy chocolate after V Day? Your house sounds like ours, if its left over and can be frozen into the freezer it goes.

Pierce said...

Those look good. I actually have a goat shaped cookie cutter. I don't use it too much. The horns break off on the cookie if you aren't careful.

By the way, I tried the chicken, veggie and barley soup and wrote a short bit about it on my blog. I see you made a comment - thanks! It was great. Wish I had taken photos but I forgot. The quesadillas were a tremendous hit. That's a keeper! I look forward to more of the chicken series.

Meg said...

They are so pretty and I bet they are quite delicious!

Cherie said...

Go you is right, WC! And thanks for the reminder about after V-Day candy sales. Last year, as you know, I waited too long. This year, I'll be quick!

Tom is just finishing putting the trim back up after we installed my new oven. I'll be baking again soon.

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