It’s February and love is in the air! One way I like to share cuddles and kisses with my kids during this warm and fuzzy month is with fun projects in the kitchen. Yes, I can cuddle and kiss my kids as we bake together. I always find a way to fit it in!
These easy cookies are a great way to have fun with the kids and avoid a complete mess. Since the cookies are already cut into hearts - straight from the package, there is no fuss with rolling out the dough and using cookie cutters. Your kids will love opening the package to see the magically-cut heart-shaped dough!
Although the dough is already cut, you and your kids can decide how you want to decorate. You can place the hearts directly onto the baking sheet with no sprinkles and decorations until after they’re baked. Or, dip the dough into sugar crystals before baking for pretty sparkly heart cookies! Then, bake at 350ºF according to package directions.
These cookies cool quickly after removed from the oven. While they are cooling down, open the container of frosting and transfer some of it into a plastic zipper freezer bag. I set my opened bag into a measuring bowl to make it easier to spoon in the frosting.
Cut just the tip of the bag and then pipe a line around the back of half the cookies before filling in completely with more frosting. You want enough frosting so some will stick out and catch more sprinkles on the side, but not too much that it’s sloppy. Top with the other cookies.
After sandwiching the cookies, dip the sides into pretty candy pearls, or other sprinkles and decorations of your choice. Let your kids decide and don’t forget to smooch the kids as they decorate!