January 13, 2014

heart cookies

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Hope everyone had a fun weekend!  Preston had his first basketball game on Saturday, but otherwise ours was pretty low key.  With Valentine's Day only 1 month away, I decided give this new cookie cutter a try.  I always like to do something fun for the kids on Valentine's Day and these little heart shaped cookies that sit on the rim of a glass make for a fun treat.  I think these would be perfect for a birthday party or baby shower too.  I found the cookie cutter at World Market.  We also cut regular heart cookies as well using cutters we already had.  And for the cookie dough I used a different sugar cookie recipe then the one I have shared on this site before because it seems to work better for cutting cookie shapes.  The new recipe is below.



Homemade Sugar Cookies



  • 1 cup margarine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

1.      Preheat over to 400

2.      Combine flour and salt in a bowl and set aside

3.      In a separate bowl, mix margarine, 1 cup of sugar and vanilla

4.      Add remaining sugar and eggs and beat

5.      Continue to beat on low speed while slowly pouring in flour mixture

6.      Chill thoroughly

7.      Roll dough to desired thickness on a well floured surface and cut into desired shape

8.      Place cookies on greased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes

9.      Let cool and decorate with icing

Buttery Cookie Icing


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 margarine softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 

1.      Blend margarine and powdered sugar

2.      Add milk and vanilla mixing until smooth

3.      Add food coloring as desired

4.      After decorating, allow icing to set before stacking cookies




  1. Girl you are Martha Stewart. I could never get my cookies to look that good!

    1. Ha! Thanks! This cookie dough recipe works really well for cutting, so it was actually really easy to work with.

  2. I bought that same heart cookie cutter from World Market recently and can't wait to make some V-day cookies! I'll have to try out this recipe!!! Looks beautiful!

  3. Super cute! We just made sugar cookies last week as well! Little A loved using the cookie cutters. We'll have to do it again using your recipe.


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