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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Hearts & Bows Cookies

These Hearts & Bows Cookies are a super cute way to show someone you love them! Easy to make!

These Hearts & Bows Cookies are a super cute way to show someone you love them! Easy to make!

I'm not a big celebrator of Valentine's Day. I usually get Brian a card and a small gift .... and we have a nice dinner alone. The dinner alone is a huge treat for us, because it rarely happens. Sometimes (read many times), we don't even have our Valentine's Dinner on Valentine's Day .... because life just works that way. 

I usually get all of my kiddos a token or gift too .... a small box of chocolates, a personal pan pizza for lunch - or a batch of these "heart-shaped" cookies.

Hearts & Bows Cookies #cookies #ValentinesDay

Hearts & Bows Cookies
by Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Yield: 48 cookies

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tsp. vanilla
  • 7½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Coarse or colored sugar, optional
  • Heart -shaped cookie cutter
  • Straw (for poking holes)
  • Ribbon


1. Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.

2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Gradually add to the creamed mixture, alternating with the buttermilk.
Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or until the dough is easy to handle.

3. On a heavily floured surface, roll out the cookie dough to ¼-inch thickness. With a floured heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies. Place 1-inch apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse or colored sugar, if desired.

4. Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are slightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes. While the cookies are still warm, poke two holes into each cookie with a straw. Carefully move to a wire rack to cool completely.

5. When completely cooled, thread ribbons through the holes and tie into bows. Trim ends if necessary.

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  1. Such cute ideas!! I'm stopping by from "Thursday Favorite Things" blog hop.

  2. Great idea Jamie, perfect treat for Valentines day! :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  3. These cookies are so adorable, Jamie!!! My daughter would love them. Heading over to check out the recipe and pinning! :)

  4. Do believe that your talent and creativity has no bounds. You never cease to amaze me. Pinned to Valentine's Food and Crafts Board.

  5. I love Valentine's Day! I mean, hey I might be perpetually single, but every year me and a few friends go out to dinner and revel in our loneliness. I also make sugar cookies galore!

    These look delicious!

    xx Graham @ glazedandconfused.us

  6. Those are so cute! I'm not big on celebrating Valentines either but these are adorable!

  7. Very cute!!! I love the ribbon!

  8. These are so cute! They are like little heart button cookies!!

  9. Look at these! oh my these look so cute, I love them

  10. Those cookies are so cute! My husband buys our girls a single rose on Valentines. I think it's sweet he thinks of them. As for the rest of the day. we stick to just trying to have a nice dinner as well.

  11. G'day! Great photo and how romantic Jamie!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of the Foodie Friends Friday Recipes that tell a Story

  12. Thank you for bringing your cute cookies to Family Fun Friday! Hope to see you again this week! blessings!

  13. These cookies are so cute. Thanks for sharing them on Foodie Friends Friday ~ Recipes with a story. Hope to see you again this coming week.

  14. Hi Jamie,
    Your Valentine Cookies are just perfect for the big day! Thank you so much for helping us celebrate Three Years at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. These are so stinkin' cute!! Thank you so much for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  16. These are so sweet! Would love to invite you to link up at my Link Party! http://www.raisingmemories.com/search/label/Sharing%20Time%20Linky

  17. So sweet! I'm not a big Valentine person either, but I try to make a special dessert or something similar for my guys. I think these would be cute for Christmas too. Thanks for sharing.

  18. These are so cute -- the bow is a stroke of genius! Pinned!

  19. OMG!! So Sweet!
    I am co hosting Fluster's Creative Muster Link Party!! Thanks so much for linking up!


  20. Absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing this idea.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  21. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above


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