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Valentine Heart Necklaces

Submitted by: Jessica Benbow

Valentine Heart Necklaces
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  • Prep Time: 35 Minutes
  • Total Time: 2 Hours 42 Minutes
  • Yield: 30 cookies
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These are a great substitute for children to take to school in lieu of Valentine's Day cards! Use a drinking straw to cut the holes in the pastry.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 drops red food coloring
  • 2 1/4 ounces colored candy sprinkles
  • 60 long red vine licorice

Directions

  1. Cream 1 cup butter or margarine and 3/4 cup white sugar together. Blend in egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and grated lemon peel. Sift together 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour and baking powder. Add to creamed mixture and blend well. Cover and refrigerate dough for approximately 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Use a floured heart shaped 1 to 2 inch cookie cutter and cut dough into heart shapes. Place the cut-out hearts on greased cookie sheets.
  4. Using the drinking straw, make a hole at the top center of each heart before baking. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes until very lightly browned. Cool the cookies on a wire rack.
  5. To Make Butter Frosting: Mix 3 cups confectioners' sugar and 1/3 cup butter together. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons milk. Beat until smooth making sure frosting is of spreading consistency. Stir in food coloring to create a pink or red colored frosting, if desired.
  6. After cookies have cooled, frost and decorate them with nonpareils, sprinkles, dragees, or colored sugar. Use a toothpick to dislodge the hole, if necessary. Let the frosting dry.
  7. To make a necklace, tie the ends off of two pieces of red colored licorice with a knot. Thread it through the hole at the top center of the cookie. Tie the other ends off with another knot to create a "chain." Makes approximately 30 heart necklaces.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 521 cal
  • Total Fat: 17.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 58 mg
  • Sodium: 176 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 87.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g
  • Sugars: 54.8 g
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  • Potassium: 50 mg
  • Calcium: 32 mg
  • Iron: 1 mg
  • Magnesium: 6 mg
  • Folate: 40 mcg
  • Niacin Equivalents: 2 mg
  • Thiamin: < 1 mg
  • Vitamin A - Iu: 525 iu
  • Vitamin B6: < 1 mg
  • Vitamin C: < 1 mg
  • Calories From Fat: 160 kcal
  • Percent Of Calories From Carbs: 66
  • Percent Of Calories From Fat: 30
  • Percent Of Calories From Protein: 2
  • Percent Of Calories From Saturated Fat: 18

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Printed on August 23, 2014 at 11:21 am