Hearts & Bows Cookies

Hearts & Bows Cookies – a cute cookie for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day!

Hearts & Bows Cookies

At my house, I always make the last biscuit or cookie a heart shape. I used to give it to Brian ……. and the kiddos always wanted the “special heart one”. On occasion, I just go ahead and make all of the biscuits or cookies heart-shaped – and these cookies are one of my favorites! Of course, the ribbons just give that extra special touch! :) You can use any color of ribbon you like – the amount of ribbon and number of cookies will depend on the size of  your cookies! Enjoy!

Hearts & Bows Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

3 cups sugar

3 eggs

3 tsp. vanilla

7½ cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1 cup buttermilk

Coarse or colored sugar, optional

Heart -shaped cookie cutter

Straw (for poking holes)

Ribbon

Instructions

Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Gradually add to the creamed mixture, alternating with the buttermilk.

Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or until the dough is easy to handle.

On a heavily floured surface, roll out the cookie dough to ¼-inch thickness. With a floured heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies. Place 1-inch apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse or colored sugar, if desired.

Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are slightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes. While the cookies are still warm, poke two holes into each cookie with a straw. Carefully move to a wire rack to cool completely.

When completely cooled, thread ribbons through the holes and tie into bows. Trim ends if necessary.

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Hearts & Bows Cookies

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Jamie

Jamie Sherman founded Love Bakes Good Cakes in February 2012. Jamie spends her days with her husband, Brian and homeschooling their 5 children in the Phoenix area. She also develops and tests recipes using her own family recipes that have been handed down to her, as well as those she adapts from cookbooks, magazines, newspaper, online resources and from other bloggers. She believes meals and recipes should be easy enough for the average cook and uses ingredients that are available in most local markets. She strives to share recipes that are family-friendly, budget-friendly and cook-friendly!

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