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Recipe: Valentine Cookies

This cookie recipe is one of Squigly's favourite. You may remember seeing it at Christmas time. The batter is the same, just add red food colouring or decorate them anyway you like and use heart shaped cookie cutters.

Please make these cookies with adult supervision.

Heart Cookies

What you need:

Blue Check Adult helper  
Blue Check 1 cup unsalted butter
Blue Check 1 cup sugar
Blue Check 2 eggs
Blue Check 1 tablespoon vanilla
Blue Check 3 cups flour
Blue Check 1 teaspoon salt
Blue Check 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Blue Check red food colouring
Blue Check heart shaped cookie cutters

What you do:

1. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
2. In a separate bowl stir together flour, salt and baking soda.
3. Combine dry ingredients with wet until well blended.
4. Once dough is well mixed, add serveral drops of red food colouring and mix. Remember: the more colouring you use the darker the cookies will be.
5. Chill two hours.
6. Preheat oven to 350°F.
7. Divide dough into quarters. Roll 1/4 on lightly floured surface until 1/8" thick.
8. Dip heart shaped cookie cutters in flour and press out cookies from the dough.
9. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes until barely browned at edges.
10. Allow cookies to cool.

... more Valentine fun.

We have lots of craft ideas for kids. Try some of these arts & crafts: Crafts, Autumn Crafts, Christmas Crafts, Earth Day Crafts, Easter Crafts, Father's Day Crafts, Halloween Crafts, Mother's Day Crafts, Spring Crafts, St. Patrick's Day Crafts, Summer Crafts, Thanksgiving Crafts & Valentine's Crafts. These activities for children will provide hours of fun.

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