With a nasty snow/freezing rain/ice storm hitting Columbus today, the schools are closed and Sweet Pea R is home from preschool. After a momentary thought of, "what will we do today!?" we decided on playing in the snow, followed by some hot chocolate and then making some Valentine's Day cookies.
Valentine's is my favorite holiday after the trifecta of Christmas-Easter-Thanksgiving. Something about being able to decorate with hearts everywhere and just being in a lovey-dovey state of mind makes me happy. I guess you could say I heart hearts.
So this morning R and I whipped up some sugar cookie dough and had a great time making some heart cookies.
For half, I used a simple icing recipe...pour about 1/4-1/2 cup of milk in a mixing bowl...add a teaspoon of vanilla...start adding confectioners sugar until the consistency is thick like creamy peanut butter...usually takes about 2-3 cups to reach the right consistency. We iced the cookies and then put on heart sprinkles.
For the other half, I used this Giada DeLaurentiis' recipe, using wild berry jam instead of orange marmalade. YUM!