Valentine Cookies 2015

Even if you hate Valentine’s Day you still love cookies, right?  Here’s this year’s batch!

LOVE Cookie from Shake Bake and Party

Conversation Heart Cookies by Shake Bake and Party #valentine #cookies

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I’m Hearing Voices…

My cookies are talking to me, and they’re not just whispering “Eat Me….” like they normally do.

Conversation Cookies

These were inspired by a cookie pop from The Decorated Cookie that I saw on Pinterest.  They are adorable – cookie heart pops covered in crushed conversation heart candies (click here to see what I’m talking about!).  Since I love cookies AND conversation hearts I decided that I definitely wanted to make them.

conversation cookie

There was just one problem…

I could not crush the stupid candy hearts!!  True, I have NEVER been a heartbreaker but this was just ridiculous.

I started off by putting the hearts in a ziploc bag and giving them a few whacks with my meat tenderizing mallet.  Nothing happened.  I hit them harder.  STILL nothing.  Fearing I would wake my sleeping boyfriend, I took them out onto my back porch and beat the crap out of them.  I managed to break three or four, but the rest were still intact – sappy messages and all.

Conversation Cookie

Apparently the creator of these cookies had superhuman strength, or maybe just a really good food processor.  I was afraid if I tried to chop them in mine that I would somehow break it, so I just gave up and decided to put one whole heart on each cookie instead.

So they didn’t turn out exactly as I had intended, but I still think they’re pretty cute and I just love the little burst of flavor you get when you eat the section with the candy on it. I think these would make pretty cute Valentine’s gifts, don’t you?

conversation cookie

Roses are Red, Violets are Violet

Seriously.  Violets aren’t blue.  They are purple.  Maybe a bluish purple, but purple nonetheless.  Just had to get that off my chest.

Anywho, it’s almost Valentine’s Day!

I happen to have received my Valentine’s gift a little early this year in the form of a fabulous new Coach purse.  I picked it out from the online outlet, boyfriend ordered it before it sold out as these things tend to do.  We had to open the box when it arrived two weeks ago to make sure I actually liked it (of course I did – I’m the one that picked it out!), and then somehow my wallet, keys and phone sort of just fell into it and I have been using it ever since.  After 8 years, we are at the stage of “Just tell me what you want for Valentine’s Day and that’s what you’ll get” and it usually ends up being something practical, but slightly expensive: Coach purse for me, WeatherTech floor liners for him (they came early too).

So there is never much mystery surrounding V-Day anymore.  However, two years ago I received something that not only surprised me, but cemented the fact in my mind that the boyfriend and I are meant to be:

sock monkeys

What is so special about a silly sock monkey card?

This is the card I got him:

other sock monkey

Oooooh weeeeeee oooooooh.

The thing is, neither of us has any kind of sock monkey obsession.  So the fact that we both picked out the same card (from two different stores) from the hundreds available has to be an indicator of some serious cosmic connection, right?  Or maybe just the fact that we’ve lived together too long.  Either way, I found it amusing.

I thought it would be cute to make sock monkey cookies for Valentine’s Day, but I don’t have that much faith in my talents yet so I just stuck to hearts.

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What’s the best gift you’ve ever received for Valentine’s day?  Or do you just despise the whole thing?  If so, you might actually enjoy these “stalker” conversation heart cookies I made for a friend last year…

creepy convo heart cookies