Valentine’s Cutout Sugar Cookie Fun to Brighten Up the Winter Days:
Making valentine’s heart sugar cookie with kids in the month of February will fill your heart with joy and love. Valentine’s is all about love and bring this love with a simple craft that is hands on and full of laughter.
My mother Christene Landfear Kirchner, and her sister Lois Landfear Epps, used crafting as a way to express creativity, teach skills to children and help children develop mentally and emotionally.
My mother, Christene, love the Lord and loved her family. She enjoyed the holidays and would express her love to her family by making holidays special, exciting and full of joy. One of my favorite holidays is Valentines, with its bright red and pink colors, and hearts used and every craft.
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Paper Heart Crafts:
One of the first crafting skills I learned after learning how to cut out a circle, was how to fold a piece of paper in half and cut out a perfect symmetrical heart. My mother also taught my sister and I the skill of making paper snowflakes by hand. I can only imagine the creativity that would have been sparked and my mother by modern computer printable’s, and Cricut Crafts. This year I am going to make my paper heart with my Cricut Explore Air. I am so excited to brighten our home with beautiful cut out valentines from my Cricut Craft Design Space. If you are new to Cricut Design Space Check out Keys to Inspirations basic instructions on using your Cricut to fill your home with beautiful cut out valentines.
Heart Sugar Cookies:
Every Valentine’s Day, our home was filled with hearts. We would make these beautiful handcrafted cut hearts from construction paper and tape them to the all the windows in the house. My mother also taught us how to make sugar cookies and cut them with all different shapes and sizes of heart cookie cutters. We would also use these cookie cutters to cut out biscuits out of Bisquick to decorate the Valentines holiday with valentines shaped biscuits instead of your traditional round biscuit.
My mother used a basic sugar cookie dough for Heart valentines sugar cookies, the same recipe she used for Christmas cutout cookies recipe that she used as I was growing up, and I used with my children all through their growing up years was found in our churches women’s Guild cookbook.
I have kept the Valentines tradition of making delicious sprinkled heart sugar cookies and frosting heart cookies every year. Even the grayest dark Ohio February day can be bright with a delicious frosted sugar cookie. Don’t forget to teach your children the skill of making a symmetrical heart by simply using a piece of folded construction paper and a pair of scissors, write Valentine’s Day cards and love letters. Go to my post on the fun art of cutting your paper hearts by hand.
Free Valentine’s Love Letter Template:
This month on the blog I am sharing my newest printable for Valentine’s Day It is a love letter Template, designed Nora by “Nora Robbins Design”. This is my new freebie in the printable Library. Don’t have access to the Library? It is free to all my email subscribers. Just click the button (heart) below and sign up! I will send you an email with the all-access password to the Printable Library!
VALENTINE’S DAY HEART SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE:
- Clear all our kitchen counters as this can be a big project with little ones.
- Bring out all of your ingredients and supplies.
- Lay out a cutting mat or wax paper on the counter.
- Dress your little ones in Valentine Apron or old shirt.
- Mix your cookie dough and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
- While you wait write Love Letter and Valentine’s to Dad, Grandparents or Aunts and Uncles.
- Enjoy Rolling out the dough, tasting and cutting the fun shapes.
- Either decorate with sprinkles before baking or Frost after baking.
- Have a blast!
- 1 cup Butter or Margarine
- 1 cup Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tsp. Vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups Flour
- 1 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 6 tsp Butter melted
- 2 cups Confectionary Sugar
- Cream the butter and the sugar. Mix the dry ingredients and add to the butter and the sugar.
- Chill the dough for an 20 minutes to an hour.
- Roll out on a floured surface and cut into shapes.
- Bake at 350° for 9 to 10 minutes.
- I have found that after a few batches of cookies you have to cut your time by a min.