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:
1 box devil's food cake mix
1/2 cup shortening
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).