10 February 2012

Valentine sweets.

Here's an idea for Valentine's Day (or just something yummy to snack on!)--
The kids and I "whooped" up a batch of these easy lovelies yesterday so we could get a head start on our Valentines before baby boy arrives.
It's a well known, easy recipe, but in case you don't have it, here it is:

Homemade Oreos

1 box devil's food cake mix
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350. Mix cake mix with eggs and shortening. Roll into dime-sized balls (or press into a heart shaped cookie cutter in this case) and place on cookie sheet. Bake 4-5 minutes.

For the frosting:
8oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 stick butter
4 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1tsp almond extract (optional)*
Mix together and frost backs of cookies and stick together. Note: its way easier and faster to pipe frosting out of a plastic bag.

*I obviously colored the frosting pink, and instead of almond extract, I added a little strawberry candy flavoring (only because I already had it).
  

1 comment:

chris aka mama bird said...

i copies these today...and was tempted to eat every last crumb but i didn't. and i was going to make the crayon valentines for the class i taught this year BUT target was out of the silicon heart form today. yep...copy catter is my middle name!

happy valentines day...and pending labor day! can't wait to see the newest sweet brutsch bundle!

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