Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sweet On You


Valentine's Day is tomorrow and for those of you still searching for last minute sweets to send your sweetie look no further.  Plus who wants to pay so much for next day shipping on a box of prepackaged chocolate when you can buy make up with that money AND make an easy treat that they will never forget.  Something created out of love is so much better than anything store bought - and I promise theses are so easy to make Martha Stewart does it with her eyes closed.  Here's what you need:

1 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup pecans
2 cups flour
1 cup organic raspberry preserves
powdered sugar

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Beat together butter and sugar until fluffy, add vanilla extract.  Slowly pour in flour while mixing.  Add pecans and mix until even distributed.  Dough will roll out easier if placed in the refrigerator for a few hours, but this step is not necessary.  Roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness and cut with large heart cookie cutter.  In the middle of 1/2 of the cut hearts cut out a smaller heart in the middle to serve as your 'window'.  You can take all of this extra dough to make more cookies or I like to cook them too for a smaller cookie snack.  Place large hearts on an ungreased cookie sheet in the oven for 10-12 minutes.  When they start to turn slightly dark on the edges they are done.  Let cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes and then move to cooling rack, sprinkle tops with powdered sugar.  Once completely cool, spread the organic raspberry preserves on the whole hearts and top with the cut out hearts.  Find some extra cute packaging write a little love note and voila, Cupid you're done!  





Happy Valentines Day!
Love, A Pinhead

37 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! Amazing ideas honey! Love it <3
    x

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  2. Nice idea! make cookies instead of chocolate for valentine! :9 looks yummy too..

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  3. lovely cookies and cards <3
    Happy Valentine's Day :)


    Diary of a Dreamer

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  4. Great ideas!!!

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  5. cute images!!! happy valentine's!
    xo
    Ylenia
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  6. This is so so cute! I need to make these

    A little bit Unique

    x

    Oh and I'm running a giveaway, if you want to pop over and have a nosey! Giveaway here


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  7. Cute!


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  8. lovely blog and the cookies look delicious! I'm your new follower hope you can follow back!2

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  9. this is just lovely, amazing job!

    how about following each other? would love to see you over :)

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  10. cute blog hun! those look yummy

    would you like to follow each other on gfc? I'll follow back :)

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  11. You have an incredibly good blog here, babe!

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    Lauren at adorn la femme

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  12. beautiful blog you have :) xoxo


    Check mine out when you have a chance
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  13. looks delicious! thanks for sharing the recipe...and the cards are too cute haha i really enjoy your blog! if you like mine too, do you want to follow each other on GFC? xo jess

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  14. Very nice pics and I like that cooking. Have a nice day.

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  15. thanks for the sweet comment! i'm now following you too xx
    looking forward to future posts -
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  16. this is so cute dear
    x the cookies
    much LOVE
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  17. Yummie! I'm craving those right now haha, I gave up a little on the bad food!

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  18. wow, so lovely and tasty, i now follow you, hope you follow back.

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  19. Thanks for the lovely comment doll,

    Following you back right away on GFC, love from Amsterdam

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  20. What a cute idea! I will try that recipe once too! I am not a great cooker or baker but that sounds easy!
    thanks for stopping by on my blog! I would sure love to follow you, how about you?

    xoxo
    ♥ Sunny ♥ von STYLESPHERE

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  21. This is so cute. Hope you had a great valentine's day!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  22. Looking delicious! Happy late- valentine's day! I just discovered you blog and I'm really looking forward what's coming up in the future. Great job by far:)

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  23. i love the card! it inspires me :)

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  24. Those cookies look so delicious and what an adorable card :)

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  25. grat cookies!! thanks for visit my blog Mexican kisses!!

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  26. Wow these looks seriously amazing, I’m drooling all over the screen here, I have to tray this receipt ASAP, I bet it taste as good at it looks, it doesn’t seem so complicated to prepare, I will give it a tray! Your have a lovely blog by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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  27. Cute post!

    xx
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  28. thx for comment, would you like to follow each other? ;)

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  29. so cute! I want one!

    -E
    www.style-wire.com

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