Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cherry Chip Sandwich Hearts




Okay....so don't tell my husband, but I am sort of in love with these cookies. I was trying to branch away from the traditional heart shape sugar cookies and make up my own kind of Valentines cookies and this is what I came up with. I love making cookies out of cake mix because it is super easy, tasty, and the possibilities are endless. I actually tried making just plain cherry chip cake mix cookies several years back and absolutely loved them. So I thought I would take that same recipe and turn them into heart shaped sandwich cookies...Why not! The end result were these super easy, super delicious and festive cookies that make the perfect Valentine treat.
- Heather 

Ingredients


1 package of Cherry Chip cake mix
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
red and pink sugar sprinkles
Pink Vanilla frosting
Other valentines sprinkles (optional) 

Directions

Mix cake mix, eggs, and oil in large mixing bowl until formed. Then allow to sit in refrigerator for about an hour or until easy to mold. Remove dough from refrigerator and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Then roll dough into 1 inch balls ( if you have larger cookie cutters than do them larger). Then place each ball on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. If you want red and pink heart cookies then roll each ball into the red or pink sugar sprinkles, coating evenly before placing on the pan. Allow to cook for 10-12 minutes or until you can stick a fork in the center of one of the cookies and it comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Then take your heart cookie cutter and cut the shape of a heart right in the center of each cookie. You can either scrap the excess cookie edges or eat them. ( I recommend eating them :)
Once you have your heart shaped cherry chip cookies all you need to do is frost them and stick 2 of them together like a sandwich. You can buy pink frosting at some grocery stores around Valentines or just add a little red food coloring to you favorite white frosting.
To make the sandwich cookies even more cute and festive you can roll the edges in your favorite festive valentine sprinkles. We used some cute red, pink, and white mini heart sprinkles and a couple of other varieties and they turned out super cute! As you can tell by the picture :)

Note: To make the circular sandwich cookie with the heart shape in the middle( pictures in the top right hand corner) just simply take one of your cookies that you cut a heart out of and sandwich it together with another circular frosted cookie. Then sprinkle your favorite sprinkles on top. This way non of your scraps go to waste :)

12 comments:

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  2. These looks so awesome! Really eyecatching and yummy looking! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

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  3. These little Valentine Treats need to be in my Cookie Jar, they look delicious. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. I've never been to your blog before but I followed 2 links just now from Liz's Pinteresting Party. I am following you now. I *LOVE* these. I do similar cookies with either chocolate chips in the batter OR melt the chips and dip the cookies, but this is a great variation. I have pinned this. I'd like to invite you to participate in my Pin Me Linky Party sometime. It goes Fri-Tue. I allow up to 3 links each week!

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  5. Delicious cookies... and so fun for this time of year!! Thanks so much for sharing at my Super Saturday Show & Tell! I hope you'll come again next week :) xoxo~ Ruthie

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  6. These cookies are so pretty and I bet they are delicious too!
    I'd love for you come on over and share it at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party.
    http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party-2/

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  7. Such beautiful cookies! Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Please come back next week for another great party!

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  8. These are so colorful and they just scream Valentine's Day! Great job!

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  9. These look amazing. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays!! A new party will be live tonight!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  10. yummy!!! Hi! Thanks so much for linking this up to Nap-Time Creations Tasteful Tuesday. I'm featuring it today as party of a 25 fabulous valentine ideas post! I would be so excited if you would come over and grab a new featured button and put it on your post! :o) OH and I have a WEEK of giveaways going on for my blog birthday... stop by and check it out and enter!!! A new one will be posted every day.

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  11. Ladies, I have picked some of my favorite pink desserts to feature tomorrow (Friday, March 1st) in a "10 Amazing Pink Desserts" post. This is one of them. Come see the post and spread the word!! Thanks, Nichi www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

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