12/10/2009

Heartfelt Cookie Wreaths

Happy 2nd Blogiversary to me!
Wow, has it been 2 years?!!
Thank you so much for all of you who have sent me nice emails, left comments, and told me stories about your own kitchen adventures over the last 2 years. You've really warmed my heart and this blog has been so fun for me.

So, to tell you how much you've meant to my heart, I created these "heartfelt" wreath cookies...Make a batch and share them with someone you love.

Little C took a plate of these to preschool for her birthday treat and loved sharing them with her friends. I think they'd be cute with a bag of hot cocoa and a note that says "your friendship has warmed our hearts this year!"

Heartfelt Cookie Wreaths
Ingredients:
Sugar Cookie Dough (I used Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix)
green food coloring
small heart cookie cutter (I used a 1/2" pastry cutter)
string licorice
royal icing or white chocolate (to "glue" on the licorice bows)
sprinkles, for garnish

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Tint sugar cookie dough with green food coloring. Roll out dough to 1/4" thickness and cut out hearts.....lots of hearts.....
Arrange hearts in a circle, it takes about 11 of them. Add various sprinkles.
Bake at 350 degrees for 7-9 minutes, until barely brown. Let cool completely. Take a string of licorice and tie into a bow. Attach to cookies with melted white chocolate or royal icing.