Milk & Cookies {A Cookie Valentine Tutorial}

Posted on January 14,2013 by Jennifer

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My little one and I wanted to bake some cookies today so I thought it would be fun to give them a little Valentine’s spin and share this easy but adorable cookie Valentine tutorial with you! I used to love baking cookies from scratch but these days I don’t always have the time so I often grab a package of “ready-to-bake” cookies at the grocery. This pack of gingerbread cookies has been delicious and great for baking just a few at a time. Which also means there are fewer cookies sitting around begging to be munched on!

Gingerbread Hearts cookies & milk, valentine cookie treat, valentine's day, how-to make heart cookiesThe secret to making these little guys is to cut them with a small heart cookie cutter immediately when they come out of the oven {photos 1 & 2} Then cut a little slit in the base of the heart so they will hang on the rim of your glass {photo 3}.

Gingerbread Hearts cookies & milk, valentine cookie treat, valentine's day, pink & white paper straws

Add a sweet pink and white striped paper straw and voila! you have an easy and delicious snack plus a sweet way to show someone just how special they are!

Gingerbread Hearts cookiesI love a simple project like this that yields such an adorable presentation. Now that’s one of my favorite ways to Celebrate Everyday Life!

Gingerbread Heart cookies on pink and white check napkin and vintage silver trayI hope you’ll give this a try to brighten up your next cookie break!

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Happy Celebrating!

Jennifer Carroll. Celebrating Everyday Life blog

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37 Responses to “Milk & Cookies {A Cookie Valentine Tutorial}”

  1. January 14, 2013 at 8:50 am, Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said:

    These are absolutely the sweetest little Valentine’s ever Jennifer! Thanks so much for the tip about cutting them while warm. I think even my 10 and 13 year old would adore these!! 😉


    • January 14, 2013 at 8:57 am, Jennifer said:

      > Oh! Thank you! I’m so glad you like them!!!


  2. January 14, 2013 at 9:11 am, Kelly said:

    Super cute! I have a cutter designed to go over the rim of a mug, but its off-balance – love your simple solution!


    • January 14, 2013 at 9:19 am, Jennifer said:

      > Thanks Kelly! Yes, don’t they say, necessity is the “mother of invention”? That was me with ye old butter knife :-)


  3. January 14, 2013 at 9:31 am, Beth@Unskinny Boppy said:

    Oh my goodness! These are the absolute cutest things ever! Pinning and sharing!


    • January 14, 2013 at 9:33 am, Jennifer said:

      > Oh!! Bless you my dear, dear friend!! Hugs, Jennifer


  4. January 14, 2013 at 10:24 am, Diane | An Extraordinary Day said:

    How fun is that?!!!!
    Sharing on my new FB page today!!!
    Now for the big question….how quickly were they eaten? haha!!


    • January 14, 2013 at 10:26 am, Jennifer said:

      > Thank you Diane!! 😀 And you’re right – “click” and they were “gone in 60 seconds”! ha, ha!!


  5. January 14, 2013 at 2:19 pm, Sarah {Lacquer and Linen} said:

    These are so precious Jennifer!! I will have to make these for my hubby come Feb. 14th! Your photography and styling is awesome as well! Thanks for sharing!


  6. January 14, 2013 at 4:14 pm, Thistle said:

    Jennifer….what a fun idea! And my favorite part is that the cookies came from the store!
    Totally pinning!



  7. January 15, 2013 at 8:51 am, Jill Flory said:

    Oh how cute, yummy, fun, and simple! Great idea Jennifer, I’m putting cookie dough on my grocery list!


  8. January 15, 2013 at 12:24 pm, Randi - Dukes and Duchesses said:

    LOVE those! And I love the idea of using storebought dough!


  9. January 15, 2013 at 1:17 pm, Kelly@lilypadcottage said:

    I love these, my daughter would be so excited to try this. Pinning this one :)


  10. January 15, 2013 at 2:37 pm, Meg @ BigRedClifford said:

    This looks so cute and perfect!! Thanks for sharing. Here from Lines across. I’d love for you to come link this up to Foto Friday on my Blog!

    New follower from Big Red Clifford


  11. January 15, 2013 at 5:04 pm, laura@findinghomeonline.com said:

    Can’t wait for “cookie friday” at our house to do this! Thanks for the idea! Take care, Laura


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  13. January 18, 2013 at 8:53 am, Lucinda said:

    I going to make some right away!!! Love the little heart shapes! Thanks Jennifer


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  16. January 20, 2013 at 8:50 pm, Val @ Home Made Modern said:

    I love this idea…thx for inspiring me!


    • January 21, 2013 at 12:17 pm, Jennifer said:

      > You’re so welcome!! I’m glad you like it! Hugs, Jennifer


  17. January 21, 2013 at 12:12 pm, Tammy said:

    Only thing different is I would dip the cookie in chocolate either on the bottom or half of the heart. Wonderful pin! Thanks.


    • January 21, 2013 at 12:16 pm, Jennifer said:

      > Yes Tammy! That would be an adorable addition! :-)


  18. January 26, 2013 at 3:59 am, Irena said:

    These are so cute!!! Great idea and great photos!


  19. January 28, 2013 at 12:18 pm, Angie@Echoes of Laughter said:

    Beautiful Jennifer! I think anyone would be delighted with this special treat! Angie xo


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  22. February 08, 2013 at 8:51 am, Cheryl said:

    I LOVE these and I will be trying these for sure. They’d be perfect for a cookie & milk party on Valentine’s Day! Thanks for linking up to Family Fun Friday!


  23. February 13, 2013 at 12:34 am, Jeanee said:

    I love this! I featured your cookies on my blog: http://blog.shopdirtylaundry.com/posts/2013/2/12/122-too-cute-tuesday.html >> ENJOY!


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    What a cute and simple idea! =) I am your newest follower, by the way, and I am completely in love with your paper napkins, too 😉

    Anja @ cocalores.blogspot.com


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    These are adorable! What a cute idea!


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