Do you ever wake up one morning and have absolutely no idea it was supposed to rain all day? I even looked at other places around the state to go. 75% of Florida was covered in water, so staying in and working around the house seemed like the thing to do.
I’ve been meaning to clean out my baking cabinet for a while now. I try to do that every year or so. Just to see what I still have. Luckily I had everything I needed, which isn’t always the case.
I also grabbed this bag of Conversation Hearts last time I was at Hobby Lobby. I know people are up in the air about them. I’ve always loved them. They are such a great memory around Valentine’s Day. Granted some taste like cough syrup… I’ll agree, but in a good way.
Before the boys west stir crazy staying inside all day, I got them into the kitchen. They love being able to make a mess and I love having them be a part of all of it.
I still stand by the statement that involving your kids in the kitchen is one of the best ways they can learn at home. Finding easy recipes that you can make with your kids is something they will love to work on.
You really could use pretty much any of your favorite cookie recipes, but I love this one simply because it makes the hearts stand out.
I only the hearts to the top of the cookies so they aren’t too overpowering. The inside I use marshmallow bits.
The hearts don’t change at all when you bake them. I don’t know if that should make me worry or not…but are a cute topper for these cookies.
I used the Double Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies recipe and simply add the hearts.
1 1/4 cups butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup marshmallow bits
1 cup Conversation Hearts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar together. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Stir until dough forms. Then gently add in chocolate chips, marshmallow bits. Spoon out onto cookie sheet and add hearts to the top.
Bake for 8-9 minutes. Let them sit for a minute or so before you set on a cooling rack.
These are super easy cookies to make, but you can do the same with your favorite cookie recipe too.
The perfect addition to the Valentine mug table I’m putting together.
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