Thursday, February 2, 2017

Cinnamon Heart Cookies #FilltheCookieJar

Happy February Dear Friends.  My heart is light and filled with love.  It is, after all, the month we dedicate to love each year.  Better than that....it is only 20 more days before our vacation!!!  Yes, in less than 3 weeks we will be on the way to Dominica in the heart of the Caribbean.

Caribbean - Dominica map

Dominica is home to wonderful rainforests filled with waterfalls and hot springs.  The diving is amazing and the people are friendly and welcoming.  Frank and I were there 8 years ago and are excited about going back.

FORT YOUNG HOTEL

We are staying at the Fort Young Hotel which is where we stayed last time we visited.  Our room was an ocean front room.  The hotel, being an old fort, is set up high on a cliff so that you can hear the waves crashing all night long.  You can learn more about Dominica at this site which is where I got these photos to share with you.

It seems that I have had Valentine's Day on the brain for the last week or so.  I have shared a couple of recipes already that will show your Love how much they mean to you.  This Cinnamon Spice Valentini is the perfect start to a romantic evening and this heart shaped Baked Oatmeal is a perfect start to your loved one's day.


Today I am sharing an easy peasy butter cookie recipe that I cut into hearts and sprinkled with cinnamon heart sugar.  I was so excited when I found this sugar in the baking section at my grocers.  I thought I was going to have to buy those little cinnamon hearts and crush them up myself so was pleasantly surprised when they had already done the work for me.


This recipe made 16 large hearts but you could easily make them smaller if you wanted.  I think they are the perfect cookie to #FilltheCookieJar this month but if your taste runs to sweet rather than spicy or your mind turns to chocolate at Valentine's Day....No Worries...We have you covered.  Just take a look at all the other cookies being shared this month in the links below my recipe.

Cinnamon Heart Cookies

2 sticks butter, room temperature
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
1 T. vanilla
3 c. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
Cinnamon Sugar Sprinkles

In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar.  Add egg and vanilla, beat to combine.  Turn speed to low and blend in the flour and baking powder.  Place half the dough onto a piece of parchment paper of floured countertop.  Cover with plastic wrap and roll to 1/4" thickness. Using cookie cutters cut into heart shapes and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with second half of dough.  Sprinkle with the Cinnamon sugar and bake in a preheated 350* oven for 15 minutes, until bottom is light golden brown but before tops start to color. Print Recipe

More Valentine's Day Cookies



24 comments:

  1. These cookies look delicious. All that's missing is a big glass of milk!

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    1. If you dunk them you get red milk......

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  2. Perfect Valentine's day treat! Have fun in the Dominican!

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    1. Thanks Nichole...Not going to the Dominican Republic though but to the country of Dominica.

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  3. I am so excited for you and your vacation! It will be so nice to be in some warm weather! These cookies look so yummy. I have never seen cinnamon sugar before, I will have to look for them. Thanks so much for being a part of the Fill The Cookie Jar group. I always look forward to see what you share!

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    1. Thanks Cynthia and thanks again for starting this fun group.

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  4. This really looks like the perfect Valentine's Cookie!!
    Enjoy your time away, the hotel sounds beautiful!!

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  5. Your vacation plans sound heavenly. And these cookies look fabulous. My son walked up while I was reading and now he wants me to make them.

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  6. I'm so jealous about your upcoming vacation. Have a wonderful trip. And I adore butter cookies, especially pretty, festive ones like these.

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  7. Have fun on your vacation. I am so jealous!! Love how wonderful these cookies look! Perfect for this month of love!

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  8. Your butter cookie recipe is perfect for the cut out heart shaped cookies. I'll be on the lookout for cinnamon sugar, I'd love to give it a try.

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  9. Super jealous of your trip! And your cookies look amazing!

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  10. Very appropriate for Valentine's Day!

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  11. What a fun cookie. My family would love the cinnamon sugar. Have a wonderful trip. I looks like a beautiful place you will be staying.

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  12. Have an awesome time on your vacation.. I am jealous as I sit here checking out all the Fill the Cookie Jar recipes and listen to the wind blow and the snow swirl.. I should heat up the oven and some cookies like these.. so perfect for Valentines.

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    1. Sounds like a perfect baking day Marlys.

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