The school my daughter goes to is pretty cool. Some of the parents get together each month and put together a care cart for the teachers. The care cart has all kinds of special treats for the teachers from cookies and cakes, to drinks and veggies.
Every month so far I have been so busy I have not participated in the care cart. And well after everything these teachers do for my daughter I feel pretty guilty. I come from a family of teachers and I know that they work their tails off for our kids. They stay late at night working, they bring home papers to grade, they search the internet on the weekends to come up with fun new ways to teach our kids.
So this month I not only wanted to participate in the care cart but I wanted us to make the teachers a special Valentines day treat. This way they know we took the time to make them something special and really appreciate all they do.
But you know I could not make just normal cookies and I say this post on Pintrest where she does a cookie inside a cookie to make a double heart and wanted to give it a try. I however did not use her recipe only her idea. I used the same sugar cookie recipe as our Sugar Christmas Cookies last year.
Does your school do anything special for it's teachers?
1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
|3 cups all-purpose flour|
1 stick butter flavor Crisco
|Red Food Coloring|
|½ tsp salt|
¼ cup light corn syrup
¾ tsp baking powder
1 tbs vanilla
½ tsp baking soda
3 cups all-purpose flour
In a large bowl beat together sugar and shortening until well blended
Add eggs, syrup, and vanilla. Beat until well blended and fluffy
In separate bowl combine 3 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add gradually to wet mixture until well blended
Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour to overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Remove half of the dough from the refrigerator and put in a separate bowl. Add Red food color till you have the desired dough color.
Start by cutting out your hearts with a large heart cookie cutter.
Then using a smaller cookie cutter cut a small heart out of the middle of your big heart. Do this for both the red and the natural cookie dough.
Remove the small hearts from the middle of the big hearts and replace them with the opposite color small hearts.
Bake for 5 to 9 min, until cookies just start to brown on bottoms.
Enjoy your Double Heart Cookies!