Monday, February 3, 2014

Conversation Heart Cookies

These adorable and colorful
Valentine's Day
cookies were just the perfect thing for
playtime in the kitchen
with my daughter and 18 month
old granddaughter who had
to be up on the stool helping
(and snitching dough.)

Their Play-doh like colors reminded me
of having fun when I was a child.
I still love the feel and smell
of Play-doh.

Monique at
introduced me to this absolutely
that you can stamp cookies

I was a little afraid that the 
imprinted letters would disappear
in my quick cookie that uses a cake
mix and an egg
but happily, the messages 
in the
Conversation Heart Cookies
came out beautifully!

Cake Mix Sugar Cookies
1 box Betty Crocker French Vanilla Cake Mix
(I love this cake mix the best but you could 
use a Vanilla cake mix.)
1 large egg
1/2 C. melted butter
(Told you they were easy!)
Gel Food Coloring
Brigitte Cookie Stamp

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix all three ingredients together
in a large mixer bowl using the batter
attachment until it is well blended.

Gather the dough into a ball and
divide it into as many colors as
you want to make.

Add a drop or two of the gel coloring to
each ball.  Remember that the colors will
be lighter after they bake so adjust the coloring

I like to roll my dough out on parchment paper
and then to bake them on parchment paper.
That way I don't use any flour and I can 
roll and reroll the dough again and again
and the first cookie is as good as the last.
This dough doesn't need any refrigeration
and is so quick and easy.

(I rolled out all of the different colors
on pieces of parchment paper, then came
back and cut them and printed them with 
the cookie stamp so that I could stamp
all of the "Kiss Me" cookies at once
without constantly changing the cookie stamp.)

Bake from 6-8 minutes depending on the
size of the cookie.  I don't like my sugar
cookies overbaked so I bake just until the
tops are dry and then let them cool on the

They went so quickly, I am
sure we are going to have to make

(The thing that took the most time was
separating the little letters that come
with the cookie stamp.  Now that that is
done, printing cookies of all kinds will be
so simple and easy.)

Thanks Monique!
(She also recommended buying cookie
and baking supplies on Ebay for better
prices and I agree!  Again, watch your
prices because some places are selling
these for triple what I bought the set for!)

Please take one
and be
My Valentine!
I will be posting this with


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  1. THese are darling Jacqueline. What a perfect use for cake mix cookies. I've got to go and check out the cookie stamp. Thanks for sharing. They look just like converstaion hearts.

  2. Yikes you mastered them RIGHT AWAY~!
    Not surprised ;) ..So cute..and look how well that cake mix recipe holds the shapes and letters..Wow..
    Very cute Jacqueline.

  3. Your cookies turned out great Jacqueline and the lettering stayed nice and sharp! And believe me, that's not always the case-enjoy:@)

  4. so adorable! What wonderful memories you are making with your granddaughter! I am a new follower.

  5. So fun and cute! by the time they get to the grands in Germany they will be stale...bummer! But I will just have to adopt a family with children for a plate of cookies!
    Such a great idea!

  6. Aren't these adorable. They are so fun and the dough does look like play doh. What a wonderful treat for the kiddies. I am off to find that cookie cutter.

  7. How adorable! I think I need a set of those stamps :) Yours turned out beautifully.

  8. How much fun would this be?! I must get these stamps so Gabbi and I can have fun like you did with your girls. Moderate indulgence would be a challenge with these beauties!

  9. Jacqueline you are just completely amazing! Is there nothing you can't create?

  10. Oh this put a smile on my face this morning, your cookies are fantastic! I adore the vibrant colors and your lettering stayed so nice and sharp! I'm happy to have your easy sugar cookie recipe too!

    P.S. I love the way Play-Doh smells and feels too :)

  11. Absolutely adorable!! I've never seen anything like this. What great fun to add to cookie baking time for little ones. Thanks for telling about these great little letters. They stay impressed so nicely.

    Happy Valentines Day Jaqueline!

    Blessings, Edie Marie

  12. Ah, Play Doh! One of my most treasured toys as a kid! I can still remember how much fun I had, and that smell...that wonderful, wonderful smell! Man, that takes me back!

    These cookies are cute, cute, cute!!! I don't do a lot of cookie baking around here, but these would be the ones to go for! I'm very interested in your dough recipe, too. That sounds easy enough. Hmmmm...pinning!

  13. So cute, and perfect for Valentine's Day! :)

  14. They are almost too pretty to eat, but that wouldn't hold me back from enjoying them. They look so flaky and yummy. I love the vibrant colors.

  15. Darling! No doubt these charmers went quickly. This is an adorable idea. Love those bright colors.

  16. These are positively adorable.

    Thankful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  17. Love the bright colors and the great tip to roll out the dough on the parchment paper. Bookmarking this post Definitely one I want to try! HPS!

  18. These are so cute, Jacqueline!! They look amazingly like real Conversation Hearts candy! I love the bright colors and the recipe sounds delicious. :) Thanks for sharing with us!!

    Visiting from Met Monday -- have a great day.

    Denise at Forest Manor

  19. These are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  20. You cookies look amazing - love the colors!! That Monique - I've purchased cookie cutters and cookie presses because of her too ;).

    Have a great Valentine's Day!
    Patricia @ ButterYum

  21. These are absolutely ADORABLE!

    You outdid yourself here. Thanks for all the helpful info, too.




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