Friday, January 10, 2014

Two-Tone Heart Cookies

When the new Fancy Flours catalog showed up in my mailbox last week I flipped through it and when I saw these cookies they jumped out at me. I earmarked the page and TA DA, here they are...from my oven:)
They are made simply with a sugar cookie recipe divided into thirds, with one section tinted red, one pink, and one white (yes I did use white gel to try and achieve white).  The next step is to use a round cookie cutter to cut out the base cookie and then, using a smaller heart cutter, cut out a heart from the center of the circle, and set it aside. Do this for each cookie round.  Lastly, place one of the set aside hearts (in a contrasting color) into the center of each round, like a puzzle piece:) Bake according to recipe. 
A single batch of dough makes a lot of cookies!  I used a 2.5-inch round, fluted cutter and ended up with about 7 dozen cookies! That's enough to pass out to all your friends, or indulge your sweeties for Valentine's Day:)
Considering their simplicity, they still have quite a WOW factor, especially when you see them all together.  So pretty!  I also like them because they come together swiftly with no icing involved, and have less sugar for the same reason.
  I hope you give them a try.  
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    1. Glad you like 'em, Jennifer:) Thanks for your comment!

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  2. Oooooooh!!!!! I love them!!!!!!! :)

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  3. Adorable! Perfect for the coming V-Day!

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  4. They're so clever! Those colours can't help but make one smile :D

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  5. screw the 500 piece jigsaw puzzles! i'm going for this 7 dozen kind! :>D

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    1. Yep, much easier than jigsaw puzzle, Lisa! :)

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  6. Love these Sue. I made a start version of these many years ago. Love the hearts for Valentines Day and I think these would work up quickly for those of us "cookie challenged" people.

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    1. Thanks, Bonnie! The way you crank out gorgeous knitted socks and adorable animals (to begin with), I KNOW you can whip up these cookies lickety-split:)

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  7. I love the decorating without icing ... the mix and match of colors does all the decorating for you! Lucky friends!

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    1. I agree, Brenda:) Thanks for your comment!

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  8. These cookies are so pretty - and yet they're easy enough that I could make them! Love this idea.

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  9. Sue, these are incredible and so simple! The best combo! I love that you used white to color your dough. I have seen colored dough before but never with white! So clever!!

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    1. Thanks, Mike! So glad you stopped by!

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  10. So pretty and wow, simple and simply beautiful! Love it when the two go together!

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    1. Thanks, Kim! I appreciate your comment:)

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  11. Incredibly easy and SO cute!! What a fantastic idea that experienced and brand new baked could make happen! Fantastic Sue!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! Easy and cute is my favorite:)

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  12. I love seeing different cookies for Valentines Day. These are lovely!

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  13. So cute and festive! Love the bright colors.

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    1. Thanks, Joni! I like the bright colors too:)

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  14. I love these! They are so festive and cheery. I love to bake for Valentine's, so these are going on my baking list for sure!

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  15. These are soo cute and festive! Perfect for Valentines Day!

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  16. These cookies look really toy-like. I would never have thought that they are real. I think it is a perfect solution for a romantic dessert for St. Valentine`s Day. The only thing that bothers me in this recipe is aren`t they too sugary?

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  17. These cookies look amazing. I've included a link to your post in a Valentine craft round-up on my site. http://www.kitchencounterchronicle.com/2014/01/10-fabulous-valentine-crafts-for-older-kids-make.html

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  18. How cute are these, Sue!!!! They are so festive.

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  19. Oh my gosh these are adorable! Too cute to eat ♥

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  20. They are so cute and funny. It could be I love you “strawberry” much or I love you “honey” much or whatever you decide :) Thanks for sharing the idea xoxo

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