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Volume II
February 8, 2008

Easy Edible Valentines
By Bethany Booth

Forget the glitter and glue sticks! Here are some fun, kid-friendly, edible Valentine ideas:

Thumbprint Heart Cookies

Chill a roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough in the freezer for ½ an hour. Beat one egg yolk in a small bowl and add 5-10 drops of red food coloring.

Cut the chilled dough into ¼ inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Dip thumb (little thumbs work best) in red egg mixture and press finger onto each cookie twice, at an angle, to make a heart shape.

Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Use frosting writers or gel to decorate and write names on cooled cookies.

Cookie Necklace

Before baking your Valentine sugar cookies, use cutters to cut out hearts, flowers, or other valentine shapes. Poke a hole in the top of each cookie with a plastic straw.

Decorate by coloring the dough with food color before it is rolled and cut or sprinkle cutouts with colored sugar crystals and then Bake.

Use red licorice strings or red and pink ribbon to tie cooled cookies into deliciously beautiful cookie necklaces.

The 3-Ingredient Edible Valentine

The kids will have a blast making these sweet valentines and you will only need 3 things:

  • Graham Crackers

  • A Can of Frosting

  • Candy

    Spread a layer of pink or white frosting or a dab at a time for each candy piece you add to your graham cracker valentine. Decorate with candy conversation hearts or any other favorite candies.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

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