I heart cookies

SofĂ­a and I made these adorable little peanut-butter-and-jelly cookies for her Valentine’s Day party.

It’s a Martha Stewart recipe and these cookies are incredibly delicious and even better the next day! Besides also being insanely adorable. What more could you ask for in a Valentine’s Day cookie?

I made a few good tweaks to the original recipe though: I upped the salt a bit and added in a teaspoon or so of vanilla extract. Next time I’d lower the sugar to 1/3 a cup each too, because along with the jam the sweetness is a bit much.

Thanks Martha! These are definitely going in the “favorites” file!

8 Responses to “I heart cookies”

  1. Matt Says:

    josh let me try one… SO GOOD

  2. diana Says:

    Ha! He said he brought a bunch into work and they were “too rich.” I guess though if he only shared one then they must have been good!

  3. debbie swickard Says:

    So what did you use to make the jelly hearts so prefectly?

  4. diana Says:

    It’s in the recipe link – you make a dent with your fingers before baking and then 2/3 of the way through you pull them out and re-dent them, then pour in the jelly and bake another 6 minutes. The dent helps keep it basically heart-shaped, but the details are really dependent on the way you “paint” the jelly.

  5. debbie swickard Says:

    BTW, next time you make the recipe, substitute almond extract for the vanilla extract. You won’t be sorry!

  6. heidi Says:

    They do look yummy…but no picture of the tiny taste-tester …

  7. heidi Says:

    Could you improvise the recipe into stained glass cookies by cutting a circle in the middle and instead of jelly, use candy? It may not work because of temperature or length of cooking,just a random thought…

  8. diana Says:

    Hi Mama, I’ve done that before, yes! Jolly Ranchers work the best. We did that to make stained glass windows for our gingerbread house!

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