My son was talking about the Valentines he was making at school, sure you have seen it when kids make a puppy out of two hearts? While he was telling me about this Puppy Valentines it reminded me about a cookie I made years before I was blogging. It is so simple, as a short cut I used a sugar cookie mix. Really in a rush, you could use the refrigerated cookie dough if you dare. (I just don’t like the flavor). One batch makes 8 puppy Valentine Cookies so if you wanted to make them for a school class party I would get a smaller cookie cutter.
You simply need:
Make your sugar cookie dough per the directions.
Split the dough in half and add cocoa powder and mix it well so it becomes mainly a solid chocolate cookie.
Roll out both of your dough to 1/4 of an inch and cut out the hearts. You should get about 8 cookies per flavor.
Lay the vanilla cookie heart upside down on a cookie sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
Cut the chocolate heart in half lengthwise.
Place them right next to the side of the vanilla hearts.
Add 6 mini chocolate chips to the bottom of the puppy.
Bake for 10 minutes or until slightly brown.
When cooled, add the eyes and nose M& M’s with frosting or melted chocolate.
My boys really enjoyed these Puppy Valentines Day Cookies and definitely put a smile on their face.
Next time I might reverse some of the hearts too.