Valentine Heart Necklaces

Valentine Heart Necklaces

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"These are a great substitute for children to take to school in lieu of Valentine's Day cards! Use a drinking straw to cut the holes in the pastry."
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2 h 42 m servings 521 cals
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Original recipe yields 15 servings



  • Calories:
  • 521 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 87.2g
  • 28%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 176 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Cream 1 cup butter or margarine and 3/4 cup white sugar together. Blend in egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and grated lemon peel. Sift together 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour and baking powder. Add to creamed mixture and blend well. Cover and refrigerate dough for approximately 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Use a floured heart shaped 1 to 2 inch cookie cutter and cut dough into heart shapes. Place the cut-out hearts on greased cookie sheets.
  4. Using the drinking straw, make a hole at the top center of each heart before baking. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes until very lightly browned. Cool the cookies on a wire rack.
  5. To Make Butter Frosting: Mix 3 cups confectioners' sugar and 1/3 cup butter together. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons milk. Beat until smooth making sure frosting is of spreading consistency. Stir in food coloring to create a pink or red colored frosting, if desired.
  6. After cookies have cooled, frost and decorate them with nonpareils, sprinkles, dragees, or colored sugar. Use a toothpick to dislodge the hole, if necessary. Let the frosting dry.
  7. To make a necklace, tie the ends off of two pieces of red colored licorice with a knot. Thread it through the hole at the top center of the cookie. Tie the other ends off with another knot to create a "chain." Makes approximately 30 heart necklaces.


  1. 47 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

This idea Jessica, is just too sweet for words! I didn't pierce the hole until they were out of the oven, as the cookies were still nice and soft. Believe it or not, I made these for my teen to ...

Most helpful critical review

It may be because I am a busy mother of twins working full time but I found this recipe very time consuming. The cookies are good and look good but I don't think I will go into so much trouble ...

This idea Jessica, is just too sweet for words! I didn't pierce the hole until they were out of the oven, as the cookies were still nice and soft. Believe it or not, I made these for my teen to ...

This was easy and yummy. I made two batches for Valentines. On the second batch I added a pinch of salt to the wet ingredients and used only 3/4 tsp of baking powder (I could taste it with the...

The cookies and frosting are absolutely delicious. The cookies may even be the best sugar/shortbread cookies that I have ever tasted. I will be making these cookies and frosting again and agai...

A wonderful sugar cookie recipe. I love the idea of maing it into a necklace to give to friends. I made this with my cooking 4-H club and they enjoyed it and had loads of fun! I omitted the fros...

Great Valentine craft/gift. We made a double batch for our girls to make for their classmates. The small sized heart cookie cutters were perfect for making the pendants. We put 2 different size...

So much fun to make! i used some ribbin. Came out great!

These where a big hit at my son's Valentines party at school! they tasted great and where fun to make :)

These cookies are great! I made these for my nephew's kindergarten class..and they loved them! These cookies are great becuase they're sturdy enough to be handled by little kids, yet still moist...

These necklaces were so easy to make and my niece had a blast! For the frosting I used thick royal icing- worked out great. The cookies tasted good too- the kids and the adults were all happy- w...

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