Stamped Conversation Heart Sugar Cookies for Valentine’s Day!

Stamped Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies from www.laurenslatest.comSo, you know what just crept up on me? This blasted cold I have. Me and my baby got this bug somehow that we can’t seem to shake. So far it’s just coughing and a whole lot of boogers. {I know you were dying to know that.} It always gets worse at night and I don’t want to wake up in the morning because I feel like death, but 10 am- 6 pm I feel pretty good {besides getting sucker punched from the inside}.

You know what else crept up on me? My daughter’s 4th birthday.

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR. In 5 days, my child will have been on this earth 4 whole years. Jigga-what? Day-to-day time stands still, but looking back over it all it seems like it zoomed by. *tear* My baby is all grown up! Also…shout out to my husband for 1. getting me pregnant {because apparently its harder than it looks} 2. donating those good looking genes and 3. keeping her alive and well. Good job honey. We did it! And, lucky for you we get to do it all again.

Anyways, those last few paragraphs had nothing to do with the recipe today. I know, it’s shocking that I can ramble on paragraph after paragraph about other things besides food. Pretty sure it’s a gift I’ve been given. OR, I have no filter and I write whatever pops into my head. One of the two.

But that’s neither here nor there….ANYWAYS…today I’m posting a recipe about these cute little Valentine’s Day cookies that I stamped! Aren’t they the cutest ever? I just whipped up a batch of Bridget’s famous sugar cookie dough, rolled it out, cut out my hearts and stamped away. I posted a video on Vine of the process and got lots of responses as to where I got my letter stamps. I actually found them a few months back at a craft store on sale for $1. Hey big spender. I’m sure you could find some very similar ones nearby or online. Just wash them well before use.

After you have your cookies ready, freeze them 10 minutes and then pop them in the oven. This will help them keep their letter indents in tact. The first batch I didn’t leave in long enough but the second one was perfect! And, if you’re REALLY worried about them not turning out, just add an extra tablespoon or two of flour. That should do the trick.

Oh, and make sure you get some awesome conversation heart phrases to stamp on your cookies. You can always make up your own, but the real phrases seriously crack me up. Nothing says I love you more than:

-time 2 dance
-1 on 1
-high five
-hold hands
-ask me
-wink wink
-boogie
-jump 4 me

Yes, these are REAL phrases taken from the candies themselves. QUALITY candy, folks. LOL! :)

Here’s how you make these cookies:

IMG_0004Start by making the dough. It’s pretty basic and straightforward. I added a little extra flour to make sure my letters kept their shape! As you can see, it’s pretty crumbly. Just work it together with your hands and it should come together nicely.

IMG_0009Once you have your dough together, flour a clean work surface and roll that dough out.

IMG_0012Now grab some free child labor and get cracking! We cut out small, medium and large hearts.IMG_0013I was on small heart duty and these little hands took care of the medium and large hearts. After ruining the first 4, she got the hang of it. Read: learned to be gentle.

IMG_0016Plop your cookie dough hearts onto a baking sheet and keep cutting until you’ve got a full tray.

IMG_0026Now comes the fun part! Figure out what ridiculous sayings you want to stamp and have at it! As you can see, these little letters are pretty itty bitty. Probably why they were only $1…on clearance.IMG_0038Stamping these words turned into a great letter lesson for my toddler, believe it or not. Wow. That was such a mom thing to say.

Stamped Conversation Heart Cookies from www.laurenslatest.comAnyways, after a few minutes you’ll have some cookies all stamped and ready to go! Pop these into the freezer for 10 minutes and then into your hot oven.

IMG_00418-10 minutes later, you’ve got yourself come cute little cookies!

Stamped Conversation Heart Sugar Cookies from www.laurenslatest.comStacking them all together and adding some milk makes a great little afternoon treat!

Stamped Valentine's Day Cookies from www.laurenslatest.comOr you can wrap some up and share with your friends.

Overall, a super cute treat for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy :)

Stamped Conversation Heart Sugar Cookies

A cute and sweet treat for Valentine's Day!

Yield: 3 dozen small heart cookies

Prep Time: 45 min

Cook Time: 8-10 min

Total Time: 55 min

Ingredients:

1 c sugar
1 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
1 large egg
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups + 2 tablespoons unbleached, all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixer, stir butter and sugar together until blended. Stir in egg and vanilla. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again. Slowly stir in flour and baking powder until just incorporated. Dough will be crumbly so you'll have to work it together with your hands. Shouldn't take too much effort. Roll dough out to be 1/4-3/8 inch thick on well floured work surface. Cut into heart shapes and transfer to baking sheet. Stamp phrases onto cookies and freeze 10 minutes. Immediately transfer to oven and bake 8-10 minutes. The thicker the cookie, the longer the baking time. Cool 3 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack. Serve at room temperature. Store any extra cookies in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Adapted from Bake at 350's cookie recipe: http://bakeat350.blogspot.com/2008/04/taste-of-yellow-yellow-rose-sugar.html

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25 Responses to “Stamped Conversation Heart Sugar Cookies for Valentine’s Day!”

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — February 4, 2013 at 5:03 am

    Such beautiful cookies for Valentine’s, Lauren. Love them!

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    Jenny @ BAKE — February 4, 2013 at 5:37 am

    these cookies are so cute! I love the lettering! hope you get better soon!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — February 4, 2013 at 7:35 am

    So adorable! I love baking with my littles :)

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    Maria — February 4, 2013 at 7:58 am

    LOVE these! So fun!

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    bridget {bake at 350} — February 4, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Love these so much…and thank you for the sweet shout-out! :)

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    Tammy — February 4, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Where did you get those adorable stamps?

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    Lisa | With Style and Grace — February 4, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Oh these are so sweet, Lauren!! I love those stamps – use them for everything and now looks like it’s time to try them on some cookies!

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    Michelle — February 4, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    These are so cute!!

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    Natalie — February 4, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    These are perfect!! so cute! I have the stamps from making clay ornaments at Christmas time. My son is turning 4 in 2 days – and I feel the same way. AHh!!
    I can’t believe this is happening. ANyway – these are adorable. Love your recipes!
    I used your granola bar recipe to send him to school with granola bar cars today.
    : )

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    Amanda — February 4, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Such cute cookies! Happy birthday to your little one… and hope you feel better!

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    Jess — February 4, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I love these – how simple and fun! What a great idea, Lauren. Take care of yourself!

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    Kim @ Soliloquy Of Food & Such — February 4, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    I love the cookies tied up with string….reminds me of the Italian bakeries we use to go to as kids where they packaged our goodies in boxes, tied with string.

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    Chris — February 4, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Just love the photos with your little one! And those stamps, so cute!!

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    Tasha Zee — February 5, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I love these, soooo cute! The video was great as well, so creative!

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    Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife — February 5, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    SUPER CUTE!

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    Meagan Myc. — February 8, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Cute idea with the cookies…but my favorite is that you said ‘Jigga-What?’ LMBO!!! I thought I was the only one who said that! You have gained a new follower… : )

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    Frou Frou & Frills — February 12, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Brilliant idea!!! I absolutely love these adorable conversation cookies that both children and adults can enjoy!

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    Bonita — February 13, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Love this and linked to it on my Reality Homeschooling facebook page and my Encouraging Words for Writers facebook page.

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    Christine — February 14, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Hi Lauren! I found your blog post when searching for stamped conversation heart cookies to make this valentines day and they turned out great! I blogged about it and linked to your post from my blog. Thanks & happy valentines day to you!

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