Monday, January 28, 2013

Heart Cookies - Pinterest Success #13


When I saw this idea on Pinterest, it was one of those moments when you think, why did I not think of this before? How genius, and how simple, to replace the kisses, I would normally use for these Peanut Blossom cookies, with Dove chocolate hearts. Now, they are perfect for Valentine's Day, but still have the same great peanut butter and chocolate flavor. I think they look really pretty and festive too. The original pin can be found here, and the recipe I used is included below.

We had a really nice weekend. Melissa came home and Megan joined us for dinner on Saturday night. I sent Melissa back to school with most of these cookies, to share with her roommate and friends. I have always loved baking something special like this to send with my college students - it is like a little piece of home, when they are studying in their room.

Happy Monday!


Peanut Blossoms

1 3/4 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup butter flavored crisco

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 egg

2 T Milk

1 tsp vanilla

36 dove chocolate hearts

Cream together crisco and sugars. Mix in peanut butter. Mix in egg, milk and vanilla. Add combined dry ingredients and mix well. Shape into ball, roll in sugar and place on baking sheet, sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes. Top each cookie with a candy heart immediately after baking. Press down firmly so cookie cracks around the edge.


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  1. I've been looking for a cute Valentine's Day snack...thanks!!!

  2. Perfect!! valentine cookie. Who doesn't love DOVE!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing! What a wonderful idea!


  4. Hi Vicki, YUM! I would love these. I have several older couples that I visit and I love to take them a treat for the different holidays. This will be perfect for Valentine Day. Of course, I will need to taste test them to be sure they are ok to gift!!!
    I'm taking time off from posting to sit with a sick friend, but I'll be checking in with you. Enjoy your week, Mildred

  5. I think I will make some of these for Valentines Day. I didn't get to make any for Christmas (my hubby was so sad). This looks like a great peanut butter cookie recipe too! Thanks!

  6. Oh YUMMY! I will be making these:) Have a blessed evening and thanks for sharing the idea and the recipe! HUGS!

  7. Those are just adorable! I've seen them made with chocolate stars, and Hershey's kisses in the past. Yum!

  8. These are so cute with the dove hearts in the center!

  9. So cute! I'm trying to steer clear of the sweets, but want to find one new treat to make for a Valentine's Day dessert. I like these cookies...maybe I'll make some and give them away.

  10. You are inspiring me to get back to baking cookies. These look so 'sweet'.

  11. I have seen these and am glad to find someone who was able to re-create them with ease! Thanks for sharing them! They look great!

  12. I love how they turned out! I'm pinning. My hubby loves the hershey peanut blossoms. These will be perfect for Valentine's Day.

  13. Hi,
    We just found your blog. You have a great blog with yummy recipes. Cute name on your blog too.

    We are hosting our 2nd link party tomorrow and would like to invite you to link up with us.

    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye

  14. Yum, I love Dove chocolates, I'm gonna have to make these

  15. Totally going to make these! So glad I saw your link over at This Gal Cooks link party this week!

    I'd love for you to link up at my weekend link party @The Weekend re-Treat. The party starts Friday morning!

    Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}

  16. oh no this is not good for my diet right now! they look so good!
    Helene in Between

  17. I think I am going to make these this weekend. So cute ! Thanks for joining in the Pinterest Challenge!

  18. So glad you linked these yummy looking cookies at my weekend link party @The Weekend re-Treat
    I can't wait to try them :)

    Hope to see you again next week!

  19. I love Dove chocolate! I will have to try these they look tasty!

  20. What a really cute idea! I love Pinterest! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring me today!


  21. Those look super cute. I will be featuring this tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  22. I'd like to take some success right now! YUMMY! Thanks for linking up at my Pin Me Linky Party.

  23. These are so cute! And yeah one of those "duh, why didn't I think of that?" moments. I'll be making these for sure for our valentines party

  24. oh and, thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday! I've featured you on this weeks party :)

    1. The pin interest success of hear cookies shown by you is excellent. It has been a tasty recipe. Thanks for sharing
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