Did you know I collect vintage valentines?
I adore the forget me nots, roses, clever poems, and general sweetness factor. Today's valentine cookies are actually healthy. In fact, these little dolls are gluten free, reduced fat, and sweetened with raw honey - and with rather lovely results. I haven't forgotten about my little diet detox/bootcamp workout/gluten and refined sugar abstinence hell. Nope, haven't forgotten at all.
I will share the recipe at the end of the post, but first I will share my ideas for valentine's day gifting COOKIE STYLE.
You can't go wrong with flowers. Ever. And I adore the looks and sentiment of forget me nots.
I can't think of anything more romantic to wear than pearls and lace.
OK, I am just going to toot my own horn here. These are my favorite cookies that I have ever done. Teeny tiny little minute icing tips made this happen. And I love the pearl dragees around the edges.
The little honeycomb pattern isn't that difficult to do once you get the rhythm of it down. I would love to make these for Drew and Genevieve's wedding, but I am not sure how I feel about making these in large quantities.
Can you say carpal tunnel?
Let's move on to chocolate. The universal aphrodisiac - for women at least.
And in a French vintage font. Ooh la la!
And speaking of French, they also bring us the most romantic fragrances. Ooh la la again.
Even cheap-o scents are glorious in an atomizer bottle.
And here is a valentine gift from me to you. A recipe for honey oat sugar cookies. 'Cause I like you all.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1/3 cup softened butter
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
1 egg plus 1 yolk
2 tsp.vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla butter emulsion
3 cups oat flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
Cream together butter and pumpkin. Add in honey and combine as well as you can. Add in eggs and extracts. Sift together dry ingredients and slowly add into wet mixture. Chill. Roll out, cut into shapes, and bake for 6 - 8 minutes.
These cookies are dense, sweet, and you don't taste the pumpkin at all. If you don't like pumpkin, that's a good thing. If you do like pumpkin, then you are out of luck (sorry). I liked them VERY much!
Oh, and my tight jeans are comfy, I have tons of energy, and I feel great! And I am getting used to kale chips and green smoothies.
I am going to be participating in The Doll House Bake Shoppe's virtual valentine's day party!!! Sunday Feb. 5th
I am linking with
Blissful and Domestic
Royal Icing Decorating Challenge
Savvy Southern Style
A Stroll Thru Life
Tempt my Tummy Tuesday
Lovely Crafty Home
Chic on a Shoestring
Mrs. Fox's Sweets
Feathered Nest Friday
My Romantic Home