My son is currently a high school junior. His birthday is in August, so when he was in grade school I made a point of celebrating his half birthday in February. Because of Valentine's Day, I made a heart themed treat each year.
I started a new job last week and this week there was a pot luck lunch day. I hadn't made these treats since Michael was in 5th grade and thought they'd be fun.
I use my standard chocolate chip cookie dough and a Wilton heart shaped cookie pan. The pan is designed to hold the sucker stick. Once the cookies are cooled, I melt chocolate chips in the microwave, pour the melted chips into a zippety lock bag, snip a corner and pipe the chocolate onto the cookies.
I picked up clear, flat bags from a local store and stamped a vintage wreath in white craft ink, then added a few hearts using one of the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities on the heart from Work of Art. The bags are tied with leftover Pretty in Pink satin ribbon - good way to use up that spool! I display the cookies in a heart shaped basket from Longaberger. The first time I made these, I carved a piece of styrofoam to fit inside the basket. It is covered with pink tissue paper. This basket is filled to half of what Michael used to take to school.
I had to chuckle when Michael walked into the kitchen and saw what I was making. He told me that kids still talk about getting these treats. I thought he was kidding, but he rattled off 4 names of people who had talked about these goofy cookies within the last month. Before he sat down to enjoy a cookie, he sent out a SnapChat photo! He received quite a few comments. As a mom, it's always good to know that the crazy stuff you did for your kids was memorable to someone!
Oh, my peeps at work liked them too. I also filled a smaller matching basket with January Paper Pumpkin treats. I love taking fun treats. Several coworkers were going to give the Paper Pumpkin treats to their spouses for Valentine's Day! This was a FABULOUS Paper Pumpkin month! Through the end of March, purchase a 3 month subscription, save $5 off the regular price and get a FREE SAB item! Click here to purchase.
Thanks so much for stopping. Be sure to check back tomorrow to see the Valentine's I sent out to family and close friends.
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Delish and a great way to celebrate a half birthdayReplyDelete
How adorable, Sue! It's so wonderful to hear when your kids tell you that their friends remember when "your Mom used to make...." Love that and Michael is so proud of you to SnapChat photo your amazing Valentine treats out to his friends. So sweet!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete