Valentines Day treats to make and share! We've rounded up a few of our favorite dessert ideas that are perfect for classroom treats, party sweets or just something yummy to share with the people you love….
Skip the flowers and jewelry, I'll take a dozen gourmet cupcakes please! The way to my heart is through my stomach, especially if we're talking dessert.
Heart Shaped Macarons
Macarons are thin meringue cookies with a filling in-between. These delicious French cookies are made with made with egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond meal, and food coloring and filled with buttercream, ganache or jam.
And surprisingly, these cute sandwich cookies are quite easy to make. Check out the YouTube video below on how to make heart macarons.
Heart Cookie Pops
Sweet and simple! Pop a stick fresh baked heart shaped cookies. Let them cool. Frost and enjoy!
Strawberry Frosted Cupcakes
Personally, I'm partial to Georgetown Cupcakes! They are the best I've ever tasted. And I've sampled cupcakes from all over. Their recipe for strawberry frosting is simple and so delicious!
- 1 Cup Unsalted butter
- 4 cups Confectioners Sugar ; sifted
- 1 Tsp Milk
- 1 Tsp Vanilla extract
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup Fresh strawberries ; Diced
1. Combine ingredients in a mixer and whip at high speed until light and airy, about 3 to 5 minutes.
2. Transfer frosting to a large piping bag fitted with a large round tip and frost your cupcakes with a swirl of buttercream.
Soft Baked Sugar Cookies
If you're looking for a recipe that tastes just like those super soft baked sugar cookies you'll find in the grocery store…. this one is it!
I've made a TON of cake pops in my baking lifetime. They're one of my kiddos favorite things to make! He especially loves breaking up the cake mix and mixing it up with frosting. The secret to making fabulous cake pops is to freeze them for thirty minutes before you dip them in candy melts. And it's also helpful to use a cake pop holder or styrofoam block to allow the pops to cool.
Valentines Day Treats
Red Velvet Cookie Bites
Take the deliciousness of cookie dough and combine it with the decadent perfection of red velvet and OMG! I'm in love. These are so amazing, you'll need to make a big batch. Big enough to share and still nab a few for yourself. And by a few I mean like a dozen!
Red Velvet Cookie Dough Bites recipe
Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Sprinkles
My favorite cupcake flavor! I'm partial to the sweet simplicity of vanilla frosting and vanilla cake. I've made these cupcakes for years, for birthdays and baby showers and all the in-between. Everyone loves them! It's a dessert you can't go wrong with.
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