Does anyone else remember being in elementary school and literally spending days hunting around for the perfect Valentine’s Day cards for your classmates?
Everyone used to have to give a card to everyone – boy or girl – no matter if we liked them or not.
(Which of course was good so that no one felt left out…but it left serious problems when it came to choosing the perfect card. It was a fine line between finding a pretty, flowery card for the girls without having it be too sappy and endearing for the boys. Ahhh, to have the problems of a fifth-grade girl again, lol.)
Instead of passing out paper valentines, I wish we had stuck with these pretty cookies. Heart-shaped and decked out in red and white, they’re festively adorable. They’re perfectly Valentine’s Day-ish, but still completely appropriate for anyone and everyone in class (or at the office!). They’re also easily customizable by writing each recipient’s name on a cookie. If only Valentine’s Day gift-giving had been this easy when I was in grade school. :)
Head over to my post on Culinary Covers for the full recipe for Pecan Linzer Cookies with Cherry Filling!
Nutmeg Nanny says
These cookies are beyond beautiful! I love your pictures :)
These cookies are so cute Faith…and they are perfect for Valentine’s Day…
These sound great! I will definitely have to find the time to make them this week. I just commented about this on another blog – I hated Valentine’s Day in school! Having to give cards to boys (oh, how embarrassing) and girls that you didn’t like – oh, what a waste of paper it is! Baking for people that you love is a much better option!
THese are beautiful! I am already a bit Linzer-obsessed, and I love that these are heart-shaped.
For someone I remember giving one set of cards to girls and another to boys…which seems a bit ridiculous!
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
I remember Valentine’s Day in school back in the olden days. Two Chinet paper plates, one cut in half, then the plates were sewn together with yarn and decorated for our “mailboxes”. Everyone had to get a valentine from everyone.
I’d send you a valentine card for one of these cookies. :)
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Such pretty cookies!
Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps says
These just cream Valentine’s Day, but don’t scream CHEESY Valentine’s Day. Ha! The perfect V-day dessert.
Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health says
very valentines day appropriate…instead of sharing I want to keep them for myself.
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
Aww these are so pretty! Love them :)
Those are just perfect for Valentines.. I can’t believe it’s this week!
So pretty and tempting!
These are SO pretty! Perfect for Valentine’s Day! I’ve never made a Linzer cookie and they look like so much fun to make :)
Totally!! And I remember giving varying amounts of candy based on how much I liked someone haha. These are just beautiful