Kids love to cook, and it’s always recommended to get involved with the children in the kitchen. It’s a great way to learn plenty of important like skills, but it’s also a fun way to enjoy a few hours together as a family. This Valentine’s Day, why not spend that time making something heart-shaped so everyone can enjoy the holiday together? Whether you’re looking for something sweet to surprise your family with, or you would like a kid-friendly way to cook something together on Valentine’s Day, here are five different ways to show your love with some heart-shaped foods.
Conversation Heart Cookies
Peekaboo Heart Cookies
These sweet treats are made from ready-to-use pie crust and your favorite jam. You can make several varieties with a few different flavors of jam, and the peekaboo hearts are perfect for showing your love for the holiday. Package a few in a pretty bag and send them off to school for your kids to enjoy a special holiday treat, or have a warm plate waiting when they get home for an after school love-fest.
- One roll ready-to-bake pie crust
- One large egg, beaten
- Four tablespoons fruit jam
- Heat the oven to 425 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Unroll the pie crust and cut into hearts using a cookie cutter.
- Use a smaller heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out a smaller peekaboo heart from half of the pieces.
- Brush the edges of your pie crust pieces with egg.
- Spread one teaspoon of your favorite fruit jam onto the heart shapes, then put the peekaboo hearts on top of the other hearts so the fruit shows in the heart cut out.
- Seal the edges with a fork by crimping around the sides.
- Transfer to the prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown, cool completely before serving.
Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.