01/20/12

Valentine’s Day Cookie Bouquet {Recipe}

Valentine’s Day Cookie Bouquet
Prepare sugar cookie recipe as described below. 
 Roll the dough into a ball and refrigerate for two hours so it will be easier to manage {less sticky}.
 

Roll the dough 3/8 of an inch thick {this is a little thicker than usual typical cutout cookie dough}.

Have your little sweeties help you cut out heart shapes from the dough.  They LOVE it when they get to be a part of what we’re doing and are so proud when they can say they played a part in the beautiful results!!!  Holidays are all about making memories!!!

Place the heart shaped cookie dough on a pan lined in parchment paper.  This step may be redundant, but I didn’t want to take any chances!  The cookies are suppose to need an ungreased pan!

I grew up when it was “okay” to eat cookie dough, this one was calling my name, but I restrained myself!!!  I knew it wouldn’t go over well with my Sweet B’s sitting right there wishing they could polish off the dough, too!

Once the cookies are lined up on the cookie sheet, place skewers into each uncooked heart-shaped cookie dough.

Spread a thin coat of icing on each cookie.
Then have some fun decorating your pretty little “love” cookies, thinking about all the love and smiles you are going to spread with this special gift!
I placed a styrofoam ball at the bottom of a mason jar {this is one of the mason jars I used when I made my Anthropologie Inspired Snow Globes for my Vintage Chic Tablescape}.  Next I filled the jar with sugar.  Once these were in place it was simple to arrange my cookies into the jar, allowing a bit of each cookie to be displayed.  A few of my skewers needed to be cut shorter to get the depth I wanted.
 This is perfect treat for Valentine’s day for anyone you love!
{teachers, grandparents, children, neighbors, friends…}
…it’s a perfect gift for you, my sweet friends
…wish I could deliver it myself..I’d love to stay and visit awhile!!!

Sugar Cookie Cutouts
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour

Preheat oven to 375.  Beat butter and shortening on medium to high for 30 seconds.  Add sugar, baking powder, and a dash of salt.  Beat until well combined.  Beat in egg and vanilla.  Beat in the flour.  Chill dough until it’s easy to handle {2 hours}.  Lightly flour your prep surface.  Roll the dough 3/8 inch thick.  Cut out cookies using a heart-shaped cookie cutter.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes or until cookies are slightly golden brown.  Remove and cool on rack until completely cooled.  Decorate.

Spreadable Frosting
1/4 cup soft butter
1/4 cup white crisco
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cream, gradually, as needed

Beat shortening, butter and lemon juice with an electric mixer for 30 seconds.  Add the powdered sugar, beating well.  Add 1/4 cup of cream and mix.  Gradually add the rest of the cream as needed, continuing to beat well.   {For a cookie bouquet you will want this to be somewhat thick}.

Adapted from Better Homes & Garden Cookbook | Inspired by Budget Celebrations

 

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Comments

  1. How cute and festive looking!

  2. So cute! I love them! I’ll expect my cookie bouquet in the mail tomorrow, ok? LOL!

  3. These are so cute! What a sweet idea for Valentine’s day!

  4. These are absolutely delightful! Fun AND yummy.

    Thanks for the peek ~
    Mary @ SeaQuilts

  5. The comments link or box doesn’t show up for me, so I’ll comment this way. The cookie bouquet is darling! Love these cookies, but I always skip the step where you’re supposed to wait two hours. Wait two hours??!! I just add a little extra flour and continue. lol These cookies are sure to bring smiles!

  6. That’s good to know, I’m totally going to try that next time! It doesn’t make the cookie too dry!?!? Thanks for sharing!!! XO, Aimee

  7. So cute! Maybe for the kid’s teacher Valentine gifts? Thanks for sharing!

  8. very cute! I love eating the sugar cookie dough scraps, but at least my kid thinks it’s gross, so I am safe. And I don’t have to share.

  9. Loved these!! I think I can make them too~I have an old valentine shape tin cutter just waiting to be used!

  10. These are so beautiful – almost too pretty to eat!

  11. They are super CUTE!

    ADORABLE!

  12. Love these!

  13. I have a little girl turning 5 on Valentines Day- these would be perfect for her party!

  14. I admire anyone who takes the time to make cut-outs! This bouquet is so sweet – great job!

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  15. Sugar Cookies are the best kind of Valentine’s treat!! I have a great cookbook giveaway going on right now if you would like to enter? http://eatcakefordinner.blogspot.com/2012/01/rush-hour-recipes-review-and-cookbook.html

  16. That is so cute! I would love for you to link up at my new Valentine Party at http://www.cheapcraftymama.com!

  17. Saw these over on Today’s Creative Blog! Super cute! They’d make such a lovely gift.

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  19. This is a super cute Idea! I love any excuse to make sugar cookies. 😀

  20. I bet your Bs really enjoyed this!! You’re such a fun momma. Your kids are very blessed :)

    PS. Can I come over for cookies?? 😉

  21. Adorable blog, and great idea for homemade gifts or even a V-Day Centerpiece. I’d love your expert opinion or advice on my blog. I am a new “mommy blogger” and I’m doing a Launch Giveaway that ends today, so stop by! :-) Have a great day!

  22. Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com says:

    These are super pretty cookies. They are no doubt heart-stealers :-)

  23. I have those same cookie cutters. Thanks for sharing your cute cookies.

  24. I have a question about the frosting – does it harden up or does it stay moist and sticky? I plan to make these for a gallery opening, but I am worried about transporting them if the frosting will be sticky.

  25. Linda says:

    These look so delicious!! I hope you will link them up to my Show It Off Thursdays party at:

    http://ornamentplace.com/?p=1875

  26. Linda says:

    This post was featured today at:

    http://ornamentplace.com/?p=2127

    Thanks so much for linking up!!

  27. So cute, I have got to try these!

    Found you via the Inspiration Gallery link party :)

  28. These are adorable!!!

  29. Patti G says:

    Will have to try these next month for my sweetie!

  30. So pretty. I love giving and receiving cookie bouquets. Pinning.

  31. How adorably easy!!

    We would love to have you stop by and share your post on Tell Me About It Tuesday. I think it would be a great addition. http://www.sweetsillysara.com/2014/01/tell-me-about-it-tuesday-3.html

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