There wasn’t time to bake fresh cookies, because I was busy making fresh doughnuts, following this recipe here, to take to seminary the next morning. I thought it would be fun to try making heart-shaped ones.
It was a good idea, but they didn’t hold their shape during the rising process. Oops!
|Yes, observant folks, there are more in this picture because this tray was made with a smaller cookie cutter.|
The “sprinkled” ones looked much prettier as soon as they were made.
However, they did not do well at all keeping overnight. So, I learned that in the future if I’m serving them right away, I’ll glaze them; if they have to wait a bit, we’ll use the cinnamon-sugar. Now you don’t have to learn that the hard way. This particular dough was fine, but some day I’m going to try them using our favorite cinnamon roll recipe.
I also had the excuse to try making some little “monster” finger puppets – idea found here –
Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without chocolate, so here’s a yummy recipe for you. I was going to link to our favorite Four Layer Dessert, but I have never added it to our recipe blog! (Now I have.) Here’s the recipe from food.com. On Pinterest I saw the idea to make the crust out of chocolate chip cookie dough instead of nuts, flour and butter, and that made me wonder if using our favorite brownie recipe as the bottom layer would work. It does! I used half the recipe and baked it in a 9×13″ pan. There’s not the crunchiness factor that that’s provided by the nuts, but it’s still quite delicious!
Finally, last year I stuck my version of this simple Valentine on Wayne’s mirror. Since he never removed it, I didn’t have the heart to, and it’s been up for an entire year. However, I figure we’ve gotten good use out of it, and this year’s Valentine surprise is to actually “finish” our master bath, so down it comes. I think he’ll remember I love him without a card on the mirror, don’t you?