Valentine’s Day is just a few days away! Can you believe it?! I always have the best intentions when it comes the holidays. But I usually end up volunteering for too many school activities, and the vision of holiday cheer ends up being a lot more stressful than I had intended. That being said, I still somehow manage to stick to all my commitments, and pull off my vision, well…most of it anyway!! I’ve gotten pretty good at “fake it ’till you make it,” and I actually find it fun to figure out how to fake it!! I could play it off like I’m Wonder Woman, and pretend like a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into making something look or taste the way it does. But the truth is, I love sharing these little hacks with you. Who doesn’t like to make life a little easier?! And if a time-saving hack will do that for you, then bring on the fake-outs!!
Valentine’s Day Cookie Mom Hack
I came up with this fun little hack when I realized I had zero time to bake chocolate chip cookies!
Here’s What You’ll Need
- Store bought chocolate cookies (the soft ones found in the deli section of most grocery stores – the kind they make in the store
- Candy Melts (any color you’d like – I used pink for these)
- Sprinkles of your choice
- A small heart-shaped cookie cutter
*Warning – some cookies will completely fall apart…most will not just make sure your cookie cutter is small enough, and that the cookies are fresh.
*We saved the excess pieces for ice cream toppings!
Here’s What You’ll Do
- Place cookies on cutting board, and gently push heart-shaped cookie cutter through the cookie.
- Repeat with other cookies until you have your desired amount of heart-shaped cookies.
- Melt Candy Melts in the microwave following directions for melting on the back of the package.
- Once Candy Melts are melted, dip half of a heart cookie in and place on cookie sheet. Before the Candy Melt hardens on the heart-shaped cookie, shake the sprinkles on top.
- Repeat until all your hearts have been dipped in Candy Melts and are decorated with sprinkles.
- Let sit for about an hour before serving.
Do you have any fun Valentine’s Day plans this year? I’d love to hear about them!