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Double Heart Cookies

double heart cookies recipeValentine’s Day is next week and to celebrate, the kids and I made some heart cookies yesterday after school. I really like to decorate for Valentine’s, which is kind of funny, because I really don’t decorate much for any other holiday. I think that I just really like pink, red, and hearts. Even though I don’t think that we need a holiday to tell people that we love them, it is a fun holiday with my kids. My mom always made a huge deal about Valentine’s and so do I.

I have not cooked with my kids in awhile and they have been asking me to for a few weeks. It was cold and yucky out, so we grabbed a cookie mix and some sprinkles and got busy. As much as I love my sugar cookie recipe, it takes a long time to chill and it requires some pre-planning. I keep a few pouches of cookie mix in my pantry for emergencies like this. We made the recipe for cutout cookies on the back of the Betty pouch and decided on double heart cookies. The kids did all of the work, they rolled and cut the shapes, the only thing that I did was take them in and out of the oven. We made a simple glaze and my littles decided on the colors that they wanted. We dipped them in glaze, were generous with the sprinkles, and stacked the smaller hearts on the larger hearts. When they were done, they promptly left the kitchen for me to do the dishes and sweep the sprinkles off of the floor. You can’t win them all I guess. But we had fun making the mess.

double heart cookies recipe1 pouch Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/3 cup butter, room temperature
1 Tablespoon flour
1 egg

1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
2 Tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
food coloring
assorted sprinkles

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix 1/3 cup butter, softened 1 Tablespoon flour 1 egg  1 cup powdered sugar 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup 2 Tablespoons water 1/4 teaspoon almond extract food coloring (optional) assorted sprinkles (optional)In the bowl of an electric mixer, add the sugar cookie pouch, butter, flour, and egg. Mix until the dough forms a ball. You can do this by hand as well if you like.

double heart cookies recipeRoll the dough out on a lightly floured surface.

double heart cookies recipeUse a 3-inch heart cookie cutter to cut the big hearts, and a 1 1/2 inch cutter for the smaller ones.

double heart cookies recipePlace the cookies on a cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes on the sheet, then cool completely on a wire rack.

double heart cookies recipeMake the glaze by whisking the powdered sugar, corn syrup, water, and almond extract.

double heart cookies recipeTint the glaze whatever color you like.

double heart cookies recipeDip the cookies into the glaze, and shake the excess off.

double heart cookies recipeDip the little cookies in sprinkles and cover completely.

double heart cookies recipeSet the little cookie on top of the bigger cookie. Let stand for a few hours to set the glaze completely.

double heart cookies recipeThis post is sponsored by Betty Crocker. Head over to the Betty Cookie Headquarters to find some more holiday inspiration.

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Double Heart Cookies


Ingredients

  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
  • 1/3 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • food coloring
  • assorted sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, add the sugar cookie pouch, butter, flour, and egg. Mix until the dough forms a ball. You can do this by hand as well if you like.
  2. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface. Use a 3-inch heart cookie cutter to cut the big hearts, and a 1 1/2 inch cutter for the smaller ones. Place the cookies on a cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes on the sheet, then cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. Make the glaze by whisking the powdered sugar, corn syrup, water, and almond extract. Tint the glaze whatever color you like. Dip the cookies into the glaze, and shake the excess off. Dip the little cookies in sprinkles and cover completely. Set the little cookie on top of the bigger cookie. Let stand for a few hours to set the glaze completely.

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  1. Cassie | Bake Your Day

    February 8th, 2013 at 10:15 am

    I can imagine your kids had such a fun time making these! I love all of the colors.

  2. bakedbree

    February 10th, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Thank you Cassie!

  3. Kristen

    February 8th, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Wow – love these colorful cookies!

  4. bakedbree

    February 10th, 2013 at 10:26 am

    thank you Kristen! The kids had fun, and really did it all by themselves. It was a good way to spend an afternoon.

  5. Jessica

    February 8th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Oh, your little guy still has dimples where his knuckles will be. That is cuter than the cookies!
    all squared up

  6. bakedbree

    February 10th, 2013 at 10:26 am

    thank you… I love his dimpled little fingers.

  7. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    February 8th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    So cute! And they look super tasty too!

  8. bakedbree

    February 10th, 2013 at 10:25 am

    they were pretty delicious if I do say so myself! My helpers did a great job.

  9. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

    February 8th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I love baking with my littles 🙂 Looks like a fun day with mama!

  10. bakedbree

    February 10th, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Me too! I learn so much about them when we are cooking.

  11. ami@naivecookcooks

    February 8th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    sooo cute!!!

  12. bakedbree

    February 10th, 2013 at 10:24 am

    thank you Ami!

  13. Becca - Cookie Jar Treats

    February 9th, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Aww, such a fun activity to do with your kids, especially if it’s raining outside.

  14. bakedbree

    February 10th, 2013 at 10:24 am

    It really is. We always have a lot of fun when we cook together.

  15. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    February 9th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    These are just too cute! I’ll have to do this with my niece and nephews – they’ll be thrilled!

  16. bakedbree

    February 10th, 2013 at 10:19 am

    thank you! They will love making cookies with you!

  17. Jenn

    February 13th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    These cookies are way too cute! We made them yesterday and everyone loves them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. bakedbree

    February 13th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    I am so glad! You are welcome.

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