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Thursday, February 9, 2012

{Valentine's Day} Cookies on a Stick

Food just tastes better on a stick, doesn't it? Maybe it's because if you're eating something on a stick, chances are, you're at a fair or theme park, and it's pure junk food! Either way, putting these simple heart cookies on a stick takes them from ordinary to something fun and special.

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Sure you could roll out your cookie dough and cut the hearts before baking, but that would just be more mess to clean and less scraps to gobble up. So I made my favorite oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe (her name is Betty Crocker, and she comes in a bag that requires some butter and an egg), and spread it in the bottom of a greased pan. The dough is sticky, so I sprayed the back of a spoon with non-stick oil so it would spread smoothly and evenly.

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Let them cool just a little before cutting the hearts. It really is unfortunate how many scrap pieces are left over that you're forced to eat.

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Lightly press your fingers on top of the cookies and insert the sticks.

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Once they've cooled completely, they'll be adhered to the stick.

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We added pink frosting and candy eyes for a fun touch...and because my food decorating skills don't go beyond this. They make a cute centerpiece by standing them up in floral foam in a little bucket with filler.

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We refrigerated them so the frosting would set completely, then put them in treat bags tied with ribbon.

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With a chalkboard tag, they make fun and easy sweet treats for friends and neighbors.

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Except for the batch we kept for ourselves!

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Yes she owns a hairbrush. We just don't use it on the weekends.

 How do you like to decorate your cookies? And what's your favorite food on a stick?

16 comments:

  1. Those are adorable, and I love that we're forced to eat all the scraps. I think need to make these ASAP! What a cute Valentine's Day treat. :)

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  2. Love those! Especially the little eyes!

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  3. So cute! Also, I bought a can of cinnamon rolls yesterday so I could make them in the waffle iron for valentines day next week. Im super pumped about it...

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  4. I had to laugh when I saw the first picture. Love the googly eyes.
    My favorite food on a stick is a corndog because that's the only thing I can think of right now. My brain hasn't been working since I saw the cookies. I feel like Homer Simpson right now.

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  5. I spy an IKEA tray with birdies on it! That is awfully sad about those scraps...

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  6. those are so stinking cute!
    I love the messy hair picture :) precious!

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  7. I am LOVING all your DIY's this week and last! these look like a great project to do with my 3yr old! thanks . . . love your blog . . . come say hello if you get a chance
    www.glitterandgoldblog.blogspot.com

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  8. You are just a Valentine's Day loving fool! I am so jealous! I have zero V-day prep done in my house... although we honestly don't celebrate Valentine's Day (I know, I'm such a scrooge!). But I want some of these cookies in my house, that's for sure! YUM. On a stick. Maybe I'll do some baking tonight....

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  9. these are so cute!! loving all your V-Day posts!!

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  10. Super cute and scrumptious. So funny. Riley let me know that we didn't brush her hair the whole time we were in Big Bear! ha!

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  11. I should stop reading these posts (which from the title *clearly* states that it's about food!) right before dinner...hamburgers aren't sounding nearly as appealing after seeing cookies *on a stick*! Have you ever watched Jeff Dunham? I just had a flash from one of his routines (c:

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  12. I would happily make and eat those! How CUTE.

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  13. These are sooooo cute! I just might try to make them on Saturday :)

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