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Each season I try to take my favorite recipes and desserts and turn them into foods for the current holiday! It puts a smile on my face, and I enjoy creating the different foods! I became obsessed with all things gingerbread this Christmas, and knew I needed to do something for Valentine’s Day! For a quick and easy dessert, I made heart shaped gingerbread cookies!

Ingredients:

  • flour
  • ground ginger
  • baking soda
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground cloves
  • margarine
  • white sugar
  • egg
  • water
  • molasses

You can find the actual recipe here. I made the cookies per the usual recipe. I used a cookie scoop to make equal sized balls, rolled them in sugar, and equally spaced them on the cookie sheet.

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Then I took the balls and squished them into a heart shape, as seen above. This will just need to be done by trial and error in figuring out how to do it. You don’t need a perfect heart shape by any means.

The recipe calls for baking for 8-10 minutes, but I tend to cook mine for 12.5-13 minutes and they are still nice and chewy! Once I pulled them out, this is what they looked like:

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Pretty awesome, right? Not only are they delicious, but they’re an easy way to turn a normal cookie into something delicious for Valentine’s day!

Looking for other fun Valentine’s day foods? Check out my Valentine’s Day Oatmeal and Cherry Vanilla Waffles 

Now it’s your turn to share! Do you bake anything special for Valentine’s Day? Are you already tired of seeing hearts everywhere? Are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this weekend (or have any other fun weekend plans)?

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