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It's that day folks. The (official) day we celebrate love.

Sadly, like most North American holidays now, Valentines's Day has become about buying things to show your love. I like to try and keep it real-er by showing my loved ones I care with things that actually matter, aka, cookies.

So this year I made cookie versions of classic candy hearts! I used the recipe from this amazing instructable.
(wold630 is a MASTER baker, and also a great co-worker!) :D

Let's get down to the cookie love!

Step 1: Recipe, Supplies & Template

Here is my minty candy heart version of Wold630's recipe for Icebox Sugar Cookie dough:

  • 1 cup salted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

The best thing about this recipe is that it keeps it's shape really well. There's very little softening of the cookie's edges while baking, which helps mimic the hard edges of the heart candies.

Supplies you'll need:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon or hand held mixer
  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • Professional grade food coloring gels or drops (I used yellow, green, blue, orange, pink, and red)
  • Edible red decorating pen
  • Cutting board
  • Wax paper
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheets
  • Exacto knife of sharp paring knife
  • 1/4" thick rolling pin guides (See two steps down for description.)
  • Toothpicks
  • Disposable gloves (optional)
Those look amazing !! ????????
<p>These look super cute and easy! Thanks for sharing them :D</p>
<p>make that 'any trouble'</p>
<p>these look delicious. I missed Valentine's day but I bet I can change them into Easter eggs without Danny trouble.</p>

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Bio: Made in Canada, I grew up crafting, making, and baking. Out of this love for designing and creating, I pursued a BFA in product design ... More »
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