Quick + Easy Valentine’s Cookie Recipes

Quick + Easy Valentine’s Cookie Recipes
Even though my kids no longer celebrate Valentines Day at school anymore, I still like to make Valentines Day treats for them. While I was making the snow day snowman cookies, I used some of the sugar cookie dough to make Play Dough Valentines Day Heart Cookies that I originally made for the kids in 2010. It is amazing what all changes in eight years. I used gel food coloring this time and did not realize how strong the colors would come out, but I think they look cool either way. 
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The kids will gobble up this edible playdough cookie and have fun mixing the colors. I will for warn you, this is a fun but slightly messy activity. The adult might want to be in charge of mixing the colors of cookie dough. Also I think next time I will use more contrasting colors. The kids thought it was cool to see the what happened when you rolled out the colors. This recipe also can be done in advance as sugar cookies freeze wonderfully.
 
Play Dough Valentines Day Heart Cookies

Separate your favorite sugar cookie dough recipe into 3 parts. Add enough food coloring to achieve your desired color.

Play Dough Valentines Day Heart Cookies
 

Randomly place pieces of the each color dough together to make one big ball. You can Refrigerate for two hours but this time we just cut them immediately. 

Play Dough Valentines Day Heart Cookies

Gently roll out the dough to the desired thickness, about 1/4 inch. Cut out the dough shapes using cookie cutters and bake for 6 to 8 minutes or per recipe directions.
You can pick up the scraps and re-roll, just beware the colors will change slightly.

 
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Now to add an additional touch add some fun words with royal icing, allow to set and serve. You could even make the hearts larger and put each child’s name on them for a school treat.

Be sure to pin these Quick + Easy Valentine’s Cookie Recipes  for your next Valentines School Party or just for your own family.

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I found a cute mitten cookie cutter and these would be perfect for any winter event.

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Have a hot cocoa party or give them with a fun hot cocoa cone for an awesome gift idea. 

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