Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to celebrate all the love in your life! For young children, this can mean the love of parents, siblings and friends. Middle school and high school students might also be celebrating their first love. No matter what type of love you’re celebrating, these recipes will make it sweet for all the special people in your life!
These simple treats are easy to make and look so festive! Follow the instructions on any packaged peanut butter cookie dough. Before baking, preheat the oven to 375 degrees, roll the dough into 1-inch balls and bake for eight to 10 minutes. When the cookies are just golden, press a heart-shaped chocolate candy into the center and place cookies on a cooling rack.
This recipe is a great one to make with the kids. It’s easy to follow and gives little ones the options to decorate their own treats. Adding strawberry cream cheese to any packaged sugar cookie dough is what gives this cookie a kick! After the cookies have cooled, frost cookies with cream cheese frosting and decorate with Valentine-themed sprinkles.
When making treats for a classroom, it’s important to check with a teacher beforehand about any allergies the students may have. It’s always safe to err on the side of caution and stay away from snacks containing peanuts or gluten. This recipe for gluten-free snack mix is easy to put together and a great crowd-pleaser!
Your family will love making these sweet treats after dinner, or they can be prepared ahead of time for a class party — no baking required! Simply purchase square-shaped ice cream sandwiches, Valentine’s Day-themed cookie cutters (think hearts or Xs and Os), and sprinkles. Make sure the sandwiches are thoroughly frozen so they’ll keep their shape. Press the cookie cutter on the sandwich and use a knife to cut away any excess. Gently pop out the shape from the cutter and roll the sides in sprinkles. Eat immediately or wrap in plastic and save for later.