13 February 2013

Valentine Cookies

My cakes and cupcakes are filled with delicious strawberry filling,  

however I am still in need of just a bit more... I am not in the mood 

for an elaborate frosting.  What to do?   Whip up some sugar 

cookie dough! I have a great recipe which I used for our 

Christmas Sugar Cookies.

This creamy vanilla frosting is Vanilla Bark- it is wonderful for 

many things-coating strawberries, graham crackers, dipping 

pretzel sticks- today  I am using it for frosting cookies!

I am going to melt 1/2 package of vanilla bark in microwave at 50 

% power  at 1 minute intervals. Stir after each minute. After 2 

minutes mine was completely melted and ready for dipping my 

cookies. If you'd like to change the flavor of the bark add your 

favorite extract-  

Melted bark is so creamy and smooth-it makes decorating cookies 

a breeze. Bark has a tendency to harden quickly, if this happens 

add 1 teaspoon cooking oil to thin.

This particular sugar cookie recipe frosted with vanilla bark tastes 

very similar to Mothers Circus Animal Cookies.

Tip:  When you are finished with your bowl of bark- immediately 

rinse with hot water for easier clean up. 

After stirring vanilla bark, dip sugar cookies into bark, place them 

on a wire rack over a cookies sheet larger than rack and  decorate.  

This method of decorating makes for a simple clean up!  

Weren't these easy- no fuss, a whole lot of color and flavor!

What special treats in your house are you sharing for Valentine's Day?

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Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.


  1. I have never used that for frosting and I have no idea why! Genius! Looks so perfect and not to mention pretty!

  2. Dear Jemma, congratulations to the birth your granddaughter. I wish the young family all the best. I am pleased with you. My daughter expects next week her daughter.
    Thank you for your comment and the information. Your Valentine's cookies looks beautiful and delicious.
    Have a nice evening. Greetings ... Dorothea

  3. I am your newest follower! And I love this idea - I would never have thought of it and it's wonderful. Thanks for becoming a friend. sandie


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