Monday, February 14, 2011

Hearts big and small

I discovered this old box of heart-shaped cookie cutters at the bottom of my baking drawer.  And since Jamie's coming home from university for a few days I thought I'd make a batch.  I debated about cutting the recipe in half but decided to make them all up. The nice thing about these cookies (aside from their yumminess) is that the come in several different sizes.  The tiny one-bite cookies are just right for those people who say:  Oh I shouldn't!   And for people who really love iced cookies there are those big ones right at hand.

I'm one of those who just loves iced cookies.  But I never (well almost never) make them for all the usual reasons:  too fussy, not contemporary, babyish, fattening.   The real reason though is that if I make them and they're sitting around the house I just end up eating most of them myself.  I've already had three this morning.  You see what I mean?

My plan today is to keep a tin for Jamie and give the rest away to everyone I encounter.  What better way to celebrate love than by giving away hearts big and small? 

You can see others' red themed celebrations at Mary's Ruby Tuesday blog.   How do you celebrate Valentines Day?


  1. Well, you will be giving away love - wish I lived closer. They look yummy!

  2. They looks so festive! And I like the idea that you will give some away to everyone you meet today! :)

  3. I'd surely have the bigger ones! :D

  4. i celebrate valentine's day with chocolate cookies and of course with my kids at school - having a dance. could ya e-mail one of those large cookies. steven

  5. Oh My Goodness, they look Fabulous !
    Besides Lemon Bars I love Iced Cookies the best, I am not a Chocolate person at all.
    I don't make them anymore because if I did I would eat them all.

    Thanks for the sweet memories.

    cheers, parsnip

  6. you are a sweet huge heart!!!

  7. I'd eat them for those cinnamon red hearts! I'm glad they're just on my screen - I can be tempted. Nice to have kids to cook goodies for.


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