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Heart in Hand Cookies

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Heart in Hand Cookies
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 40
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Heart in Hand Cookies

Instead of wearing your heart on your sleeve, keep it in hand to pass on the love! Betty Crocker™ Sugar Cookie Mix makes these cookies a snap.

Ingredients

2/3
cup butter, softened
2
pouches Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
5
drops each red, green, and brown food coloring
2
eggs

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large mixing bowl, combine cookie mix, butter, and eggs until a soft dough forms.
  • 2 Divide dough into 4 equal parts. Leave one part white. Tint another part pink, one part green, and one part brown.
  • 3 Roll dough on a floured surface until 1/4 inch thick. Cut with hand-shaped cookie cutter then cut out a small heart in the center of each.
  • 4 Place cookies on a cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick spray. Carefully remove the heart center from each cookie and trade it with a cookie of a different color.
  • 5 Bake at 350° F. for 7-9 minutes, until light brown. Cool completely. Can store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
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Heart in Hand Cookies

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We are dishin’ up some L-O-V-E today on Tablespoon. And it's startin' with these meaningful Heart in Hand Cookies!


Valentine’s Day is a lot of fun and I enjoy making fun heart-shaped treats with the kiddos to share at school.  But I have a secret to share…my husband and I decided when we were first married NOT to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a couple.

Instead, we try to celebrate sharing love with everyone around us (plus, it’s next to impossible to find a babysitter on VDay so you can go out!).  We find other ways during the year to be romantic but as for Valentine’s Day, it’s all about spreading the love!

This year, in celebration of Black History Month and Martin Luther King’s birthday a few weeks earlier, we whipped up Heart in Hand cookies for my kids to share at school.

Hand in Heart Cookies

We used four colors of dough but I think they would be AMAZING if you did them in rainbow!!  I used the cookie cutter that I found here.  Or, you could trace your child’s hand onto a piece of cardstock and use it as a template to cut out the cookies.  Then, simply use a small heart cookie cutter to cut out the centers.

To make cookies, I used two pouches of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix and combined with butter and egg as directed on the package. I divided the dough into fourths and tinted three of the parts with brown, green, and pink.

Dough for Hand to Heart Cookies

Cut out cookies, then carefully remove the heart center and swap it with another color. Bake at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes. Cool completely.

Hand to Heart Cookies Ready to Bake

If you like, you can download these pages on Love including some quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Print, fold in half and you can use them to start a discussion with your family on what love, tolerance, and equality mean.  What a great after-school discussion to have over milk and cookies!


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Mandy Heaston is a busy mom, gourmet cook—and opera singer!  Check out her member profile to see what she’s cooking up on Tablespoon.

 
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