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Milk & Cookies {A Cookie Valentine Tutorial}

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Gingerbread Hearts cookies & milk, valentine cookie treat, valentine's day

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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40 thoughts on “Milk & Cookies {A Cookie Valentine Tutorial}

  1. Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon says:

    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!! 😉

    • Jennifer says:

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

  2. Kelly says:

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

    • Jennifer says:

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

    • Jennifer says:

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

    • Jennifer says:

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

  3. Sarah {Lacquer and Linen} says:

    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!

  4. Thistle says:

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

    blessings,
    karianne

  5. Jill Flory says:

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

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  7. Lucinda says:

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

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    • Jennifer says:

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

  10. Tammy says:

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

    • Jennifer says:

      > Yes Tammy! That would be an adorable addition! 🙂

  11. Irena says:

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

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  14. Cheryl says:

    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!

  15. Anja says:

    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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