If you like butter (and who in their sane mind doesn't??) - you'll salivate at these! I'm serrrr-eeeee-aaassss!
I thought on first glance they were just another sugar cookie, but oh no - more like a shortbread cookie. I've made 3 batches of these bad boys. Planned to make just 2, but then I tasted one, and it was all over from there.
They call for lemon zest, which I didn't have - so I substituted lemon extract. The lemon gives just the right amount of zing to them - you'll die!
You can find the recipe on the February 2010 issue of Southern Living - or just click HERE.
So, I also decided that my kids weren't going to school on Monday with store bought little paper valentines from the drug store (which I'm beginning to think they would have preferred!) - so we (which means "me" actually! kids only remotely supervised this project, which doesn't really make it "their" project, now does it? dummy me - they could have written their names on the paper ones and been just as happy, but oh, no! "Crafty Mom" decided that they needed something a little "different!" o well.) made these little fortune cookie valentines from felt circles. They have cute little sayings in them like:
"I'm so fortune-ate to have you as a friend"
and "Hugs, Kisses, and Best Wishes"
and "Give me all your candy or I"ll kick you in the knees" (oops! not that one, really.)
I followed the link from Martha Stewart HERE.
I found it a little hard to keep the candies inside, so I ended up hot glueing the edges shut in a few places.
All in all, I think they turned out pretty darn cute!
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!