The “Just OK” Heart Cookies


I promised to post the good the bad and the ugly.  Well, here’s a “they taste good, but I am very disappointed”…

It is our turn to bring snacks to Cam’s pre-K class.  They are supposed to relate to the letter R.  I wanted to make ROUND banana chocolate chip mini donuts, but Cam insisted we make the heart cookies from his Disney cookbook – they have RED cranberries and candy centers.

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The ended up looking pretty and tasting pretty good, but the whole process was an exercise in frustration.  First, Cam bagged on helping me shortly after finishing crushing the candies.

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The dough started out looking good when I creamed the butter and sugars…

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But was way too dry after adding all the ingredients.

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You can see the cracks in the dough before I chilled it.

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It was totally un-rollable.  I eventually added a little water and was able to roll it and cut out the hearts.

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The recipe said it would make 3 dozen cookies, I got half that many.  My cutter may have been bigger than what they used, but I don’t think so. Then, based on the recipe, there was not enough candy to fill the hearts, so I went searching throughout house for red or pink hard candies to crush, luckily, I found some.

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Without any more candy, I decided to use the remaining dough to make some little solid hearts.  That would also work well if any of the kids didn’t want the candy-filled cookies.

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In the end, it worked out and I have plenty of cookies to send to school.

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But I do not trust the recipe enough to share it here.  If you want to try it, let me know and I will send you the recipe.

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2 thoughts on “The “Just OK” Heart Cookies

  1. You persevered and they tasted good. 🙂

Let me know what you think of this post, and if you try the recipe, please let me know how it was and any suggestions you have. Thanks, Andrea

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