Behold, the week before Valentine’s Day and you still have no plans. No dinner reservations, no romantic notions in the works, no gifts bought, no nothing. I suggest you stop procrastinating and entertain the idea of making cookies. If made with love and a little bit of extra rolling-out elbow grease, then all expectations of rose petal baths will be forgotten.
You will make these cookies because they are cute, but you will eat them because they are freaking amazing. The Professor has declared them his most favoritist cookies of all time. He says they remind him of the enormous pink sugar cookies sold in Mexican bakeries…but with a slight hint of coconut and a major hint of almond.
The idea is to color half of the dough, roll it out and stack it up on the other half to make pretty colored hearts. You can alternate which color is on top and once you have cut out one batch the dough easily separates back into it’s colors so re-rolling is a snap.
If the whole coloring, rolling, stacking, cutting thing has you turned off you can leave out the food coloring, gather the dough into a log-shape and slice off cookies into rounds (in which case you will have a lot more cookies to share).
You could make mini ones which would be adorable as classroom valentines or make a giant one to cap off a Valentine’s themed family dinner. Whatever you do, homemade cookies are best shared; that, my friend, is love.
Other Valentine’s Day treats that make fabulous gifts:
- Toasted Coconut Rum Raisin Rice Krispie Treats
- Candied Orange Peel
- Fig and Hazelnut Candy
- Mega Mexican Chocolate Chip Cookies
Still in need of some made-from-the-heart Valentines ideas? Some of my fellow food blogger friends and I have been working away to bring you some fantastic recipes, like………
Death by Chocolate from What’s Gaby Cooking
Mini Strawberry Heart Hand Pies from Table for Two
Crispy Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Picky Palate
Valentine Breakfast with Heart Pancake Art from A Spicy Perspective
Very Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies from Marla Meridith
Berry Heart Parfaits from Weelicious
Toasted Coconut Buttermilk Waffles from Country Cleaver
No Bake Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes with Chocolate Ganache from Baked by Rachel