Mini Valentine Cookies

2 Feb

I still had some chocolate dough and frosting left over from my first batch of Valentine cookies, and I had this cute little set of Mini Valentine Cookie Cutters sitting on my counter, staring at me, waiting to be used. So I whipped up a teeny-tiny batch of itty-bitty cookies. They were fun! I like working with teeny cookies, because you just need the simplest of designs to make them look cute. Their size alone invokes some level of cuteness, so anything else you add is just icing on the… um….cookie. (yeah, that was bad)

Hugs and Kisses!

These were kind of tricky to get out of the cutters. I had to make sure the dough was super cold and I dipped the cutter in flour, and both of those things helped a lot. Just a little tip for you if you have cutters that have small-ish parts that don’t want to come out of the cookie cutter.

Lil' scalloped hearts

Cute as a button!

I tried my hand at imitating Pam’s cute buttons. The left one was my first try. It turned out kinda ugly, but I left it in here as a teachable moment. Do you feel it coming? Sometimes the best thing you can do is mess up a cookie, because you learn a lot from it. From this one, I learned that #1, I needed to make the circles much larger than I originally thought. Even though you want tiny button holes, once you fill in the rest of the cookie, those holes are going to shrink up. So make them larger than you think. Then I learned lesson #2: Don’t let the circles dry before filling in the rest of it or it looks funky. Draw the button holes and then fill in the rest immediately so it’s all nice and blended in. And #3, make sure your base is really dry before you add the rim of the button so that it’s more defined.  See– my second try there on the right is much better, don’t you think? Lessons learned every day…

Itty bitty double-hearts

Hearts with Arrows

I think I like the simplest arrow the best. Simple is better on tiny cookies, I always say. (Actually, I just started saying that right now… but from now on, I always say it)

When you’re all done with your minis, you can pile them all up on a plate (with the ugly ones on the bottom of the pile):

Piles of Minis!

OR– check this out. I was really excited about how the next presentation turned out. I had these little candy boxes and some mini cupcake liners. I thought it would be cute to package them like they were little candies in a box. So I loaded them up like this:

Cute, huh? I love the look of this! Each paper cup has 2-3 cookies in it. They could have all had 3, but I just didn’t have enough cookies to fill it (a few disappeared somehow…), so this little 7″x4″ box will hold about 2 dozen mini cookies! I think it looks like a fancy gift, but it’s really quite simple.

If you want to try this for Valentine’s Day this year, just tell me so in the comments on this post. I’ll chose one winner using random.org and I’ll send the winner:

 

These

And this

and this

and this

and these

and six of these

You could make 6 cute little Valentine gift boxes! (but don’t worry, I won’t hold you to it. You can use them for whatever you want!)

Please only enter one time. I’ll close the contest at midnight on Thursday, February 3. I had a few people ask when midnight is for us. We’re Mountain time, but if you comment by midnight on February 3rd your time, wherever you are, I won’t disqualify you! Try to get it done by midnight mountain time because then I don’t have to think as much, but if it’s still midnight where you are, I’ll count it! :D

Thanks for reading!

Oh, and happy Groundhog Day!

183 Responses to “Mini Valentine Cookies”

  1. Emily February 2, 2011 at 12:52 am #

    Those are adorable! Thanks for the tips about Pam’s button cookies. I’ve often wondered how she did that so well. Now I know. Your cookies are fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Lola Cueto February 2, 2011 at 12:56 am #

    ¡¡Qué preciosidad!! tus galletas me parecen maravillosas!! ¡¡qué penita dará comerselas!!… aunque deben estar riquísimas!!
    Gracias por compartirlas.
    Besos,
    Lola

  3. Cristin (Pinkie) February 2, 2011 at 1:12 am #

    Beautiful cookies Karen! Thanks for taking the time to share your expertise. I just recently starting lining my decorator bags with plastic wrap the way you do and I absolutely LOVE it! Thanks for all the tips! Take care, Cristin

  4. Lorrie Gauthier February 2, 2011 at 1:14 am #

    These are so cute Karen! I’d love to try them myself. And I’d love to eat some. :-)

  5. Mireia February 2, 2011 at 1:25 am #

    I like heart cookies! They are very pretty! I will make a set of hearts the next week, now I’m plannig how to do and what dought I will use.

    Kisses!

  6. yael February 2, 2011 at 1:42 am #

    Love the idea of the minis in a box like candies!! Can’t wait to try myself!

  7. Natalia February 2, 2011 at 2:58 am #

    Karen, I really really love your cookies. Those are so cute!!! Thanks a lot for sharing your tips.

  8. Karen Ristau February 2, 2011 at 3:03 am #

    Thanks Karen for another tutorial. I’m loving your blog. Thanks for the tips on the hugs and kisses…I had a real problem with them and I will try your suggestions.

  9. MAMI February 2, 2011 at 3:30 am #

    THANKS A LOT,FOR SHARING ALL YOUR COOKIES IDEAS WITH US!IT IS A PITY,THAT I AM LIVING SO FAR FROM YOU,I AM SURE IF THIS WAS NOT SO,I WOULD LIKE TO VISIT YOU AND LEARN A LOT FROM YOU.SO IF YOU ANY TIME VISIT SPAIN,PLEASE LET ME KNOW…..BY THE WAY,SORRY FOR MY BAD ENGLISH,BUT I DO MY BEST.
    LOT OF KISSES FROM SPAIN.

    • Mom February 2, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

      I’m Karen’s mom and I have to tell you that I am always impressed with all her customers in Spain who have beautiful English! Luckily, Mike is fluent in Spanish, so you can always write you comments in Spanish too! If she goes to Spain, I’m going with her!

  10. Rose February 2, 2011 at 3:42 am #

    Great Idea. Your groundhog is adorable too!

  11. Paulittta February 2, 2011 at 3:44 am #

    Hi Karen!! I love your cookies, they are so nice!! I would try with these cookie cutters :-)

    kisses

    Paulittta

  12. Georganne February 2, 2011 at 4:21 am #

    I love the red and white double hearts! I wouldn’t mind trying some myself. ;)

  13. Pam (aka CookieCrazie) February 2, 2011 at 4:27 am #

    Oh Karen….these are so wonderful. And all your comments and tips are so fun to read. I can relate to so much of what you say.

    I LOVE the idea of putting minis in those little candy cups. Awesome! You’re a genius, my friend. You can be sure I’ll be ordering those so I can do the same. ;)

    Thanks for your blog……and more importantly…..thanks for your friendship. :)

  14. Jessica February 2, 2011 at 5:14 am #

    Adorable cookies! Minis are always the best, that way when I eat a couple, I don’t feel too guilty.

  15. Kristin Frank February 2, 2011 at 5:19 am #

    OMG a groundhog cookie! I’m so glad you did that. I can handle the Valentine’s hearts, but the groundhog appears a bit beyond my skill level. Practice makes perfect though. And thanks for the info on time zones! I’m quite a bit ahead of you time wise, so I should be able to sneak in on time for your AMAZING giveaways.

  16. Diane K February 2, 2011 at 5:29 am #

    Those came out very nice. I love the little mini’s. It takes a bit longer to accomplish an entire batch of dough but they are adorable. I so think my new favorite color for Valentines is that mauve”ish” color combo. I love your shares. Thanks and KUTGW.

  17. Rita - Greer,SC February 2, 2011 at 5:31 am #

    How cute the mini cookies turned out in the package! I love to bake some mini hearts and box them up for the neighbors!

  18. Diane K February 2, 2011 at 5:32 am #

    Oh I forgot to mention that I just love your little Punxsutawney Phill. That came out adorable. And happy GHog day to you too.

  19. Lauren February 2, 2011 at 5:34 am #

    How cute! I’m making heart cookies for a young girls night out. They will watch a romantic movie and make a primitive heart pillow. I love looking at your cookies for ideas and helpful hints!

  20. Barbara February 2, 2011 at 5:45 am #

    Karen, The Groundhog and minise in a box LOVE!!! Thanks for sharing.

  21. Kendra February 2, 2011 at 5:52 am #

    These would make great gifts for teachers on Valentine’s Day or grandparents! I think I might try it!

  22. Gina Brewster February 2, 2011 at 5:53 am #

    Love the buttons, I am going to make some of those and the xo this week. I like the idea of chocolate cookie dough instead of the traditional sugar cookies. Thanks for all the good ideas and beautiful pictures for us to use as guides. I love your web sight!

  23. Patsy February 2, 2011 at 5:59 am #

    These are just the cutest ever! Such talent…thanks, Karen, for sharing with us! The hints you gave are a big help!

    Have a nice day!

  24. Lindsay February 2, 2011 at 6:02 am #

    I want to try it!! I really want to try it!
    That is adorable!

  25. Vir February 2, 2011 at 6:02 am #

    Karen que maravilla de galletas!! a ver si me toca y puedo practicar tus trucos.
    Besets

  26. lolleys February 2, 2011 at 6:06 am #

    Love the little minis! Hope you have a happy valentines day!

  27. Krystal February 2, 2011 at 6:14 am #

    These are super cute and you did a wonderful job Karen. I will for sure have to try to make these !

  28. Kristy Ketterlin February 2, 2011 at 6:23 am #

    These are adorable!! I would love to make some and give the boxes as teacher gifts for Valentinee’s Day. Very very cute!

  29. Phyllis B. February 2, 2011 at 6:30 am #

    These mini’s are great! I’d love to try them. I love reading all your tips and seeing your pics. They inspire me!

  30. Misa February 2, 2011 at 6:31 am #

    This is cute! I like your cookies very much! Thanx for work on your blog and giveaway, I wont to win these stuff, there r no such things in my city at all(

  31. Sheila, Mom to Six February 2, 2011 at 6:35 am #

    Very cute! Would love to make these for the grandparents. :)

  32. Lisa February 2, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    LOVE it!! You always inspire me. I think this is moving to the top of my “TO DO” list!

  33. Judy R February 2, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    I would love to make these for Valentine’s Day – it would be a great surprise for my husband as that is also his birthday.

  34. Anne S. February 2, 2011 at 6:40 am #

    Karen,
    I check everyday to see what new and creative ideas you have! Thanks for the inspiration!

  35. sweetalltheway February 2, 2011 at 6:45 am #

    Thank you for the tips… Love to try that! I’d like to send those in to my kid’s class for the teachers and the Valentine’s day party. Did I mention the tiny cookies are just the right size for the little hands.

  36. Audrey February 2, 2011 at 6:49 am #

    So, So, Fun!! We have 15″ if snow here this morning. So a snow day for sure!! How will I fill my day,, cookies of course!! Thank you for great morning inspiration!! You have been such a help for me as I try to make great fun cookies for my family!!! Bring on the snow and roll out the dough!! I’m lucky my husband is here to fix my frosting, he is my self proclaimed mixer!!

  37. Harriet Harris February 2, 2011 at 6:49 am #

    You’re right…something so small can look so cute and a perfect gift for someone living by themselves or in a nursing home, etc.

  38. Michelle Donaldson February 2, 2011 at 6:59 am #

    These are so super cute! Just getting into cookies and would love to do these for my kids teachers! Who doesn’t love cute little things!! And to eat cute little things is golden!! :)

  39. Ina Vanderhorst February 2, 2011 at 7:12 am #

    Gorgeous idea! Would so love to try this one :)

  40. Suzanne T. February 2, 2011 at 7:16 am #

    The tiny cookies are so cute! I have been looking at my cutters wondering what to do and now I am inspired….I just love this site!

  41. Cheryl February 2, 2011 at 7:23 am #

    I LOVE the cookie/candy box idea for the minis-adorable.
    Czimrn@aol.com

  42. Laura February 2, 2011 at 7:23 am #

    Oh, those buttons are just adorable. I’ll use that technique the next time I make cookies for my quilting group. Ummm, buttons don’t exactly go on quilts, lol! But hey, it’s sewing related, and those cookies are soooo cute!

  43. Meg R. February 2, 2011 at 7:42 am #

    SO CUTE! Thanks for sharing your ideas! I agree with you that little cookies always look so cute! I’m going to try the button one! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  44. Lori February 2, 2011 at 7:47 am #

    These cutters are so cute!!! I’m getting a cookie business up and running (from home as a side fun job) and would love to try mini cookies. I haven’t tried them yet but they just look so yummy!

  45. Carrie K February 2, 2011 at 7:48 am #

    We are snowed in here in Oklahoma and I was planning to make valentines cookies today. Your cookies inspired me even more to make them! I have 2 handicapped kids and one of them in about 3 hours away from me at the moment and I LOVE to be able to take the people who care for him a box of super cute cookies! I would love to win your Valentines drawing. Your ground hog…OH MY HECK he is sooo cute! I hope Spring is on the way! Happy Ground Hog’s Day!
    -Carrie

  46. Phyllis Palmer February 2, 2011 at 7:49 am #

    I’ve been watching all you cookie ladies and KNOW that I’m going to join in the baking…. soon. Starting a new chapter in my life and want this form of expression, creativity, and love to be part of it. Heck yeah… I’d love to win!

  47. Sheena February 2, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    I would love to make those cookies for Valentines Day. They look like so much fun. Thanks for sharing!

  48. Angie February 2, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    Those are just way too cute!! For Christmas, I ordered your “Joy” cookie cutter, not sure if it was considered a mini, but it was much smaller than the other cookies that Mom and I made. We thought they were adorable and packaged them just the same as the larger cookies. They were a big hit but I would really like to try packaging some like you did with the cupcake liners in a box..you have such great ideas! My favorite part is when you mess up. lol Sorry, your boo boos are a learning moment for me too!! Thanks for blogging boo boos and all =)

  49. Suzanne February 2, 2011 at 7:56 am #

    Sooo cute and tiny. Someday I might get creative and try this whole cookie thing. Maybe some supplies would help….

  50. Katherine February 2, 2011 at 8:00 am #

    I love the gift box presentation! Super idea. I’ve long admired Pam’s cookies, too, but I had no idea how to tackle the buttons. Thanks for sharing the lessons learned.

  51. Elissa February 2, 2011 at 8:07 am #

    I love anything mini! I’d love to try making Vday ones!

  52. Amy S. February 2, 2011 at 8:14 am #

    So cute!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  53. Liz February 2, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    What a great idea! I would love to try these. They’d make perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for my daughter’s teachers! Thanks for sharing!

  54. Kami Jensen February 2, 2011 at 8:27 am #

    That is an absolutely adorable idea!! I would love to make a few boxes for friends and how cute would that be for a teachers gift!

  55. Lindy February 2, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    Love the minis Karen! Love your blog…love the giveaways! Someday I am hoping I will win! :)

  56. annemarie mariano February 2, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    Thank you for sharing! Would love to make & give as gifts!

  57. Tiffany Redwine February 2, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    I would love the Vanetine Day loot!

  58. Debbie February 2, 2011 at 8:55 am #

    That is a really cute set! I love making mini cookies and I’d love to try that set!

  59. wendy February 2, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    I am making mini cookies for Valentines day as we speak. I bought treat gift bags from the dollar store to put the 2 dozen cookies in but NOW…I need to do those boxes!! It’s too late this year but more holidays are coming! I like to work with the minis better than large cookies. Do you sell those boxes on your site? I need those!!! Beautiful as always…even your mistakes!

  60. Trista Lucero February 2, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    These are so cute! These would be great for my daughter’s class. Much better than each of the kids getting a giant cookie. Thank you for all of your wonderful tips! :)

  61. Kacie February 2, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    Love your cookies! you are sOOO talented!

  62. CathyN February 2, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    Too cute! I’m trying to get organized enough to do some Valentine cookies, but since I work outside the home also, it isn’t easy! I like minis because they don’t seem so intimidating!

  63. Bea @ CancunCookies February 2, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    Wow! I love the idea of mini COOKIES on cupcake liners, Karen!! They make for a great gift! Love your try at button COOKIES…

  64. Brenda February 2, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    Hi Karen. You are such a dear to share your talents with the rest of us. I am always inspired and encouraged to keep trying! Thanks for a wonderful/fun blog!!!!

  65. Margaret Cotrim February 2, 2011 at 10:01 am #

    Lovely! Lovely! Surely can understand why some disappeared…The gift box is very cute and I love your idea of using cupcake liners. Will try that with other minis too. Thanks for the hints on the “button heart”. Margaret

  66. Dawn February 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for showing what you feel was an “ooops” on the boutton cookies and how you corrected it. For us newbies I didn’t see anything wrong with either one, but can appreciate your improvements on the second one. I might just have to try it.

  67. Annette Jimison February 2, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    Hi Karen,

    Put me down for this drawing, too! Are you getting in the PME tips? I want to get those, too. I’ll check with you first before buying elsewhere. I love the little hearts. You are right! Because they are so small, that makes them “cute”, anyway!!!

  68. Kenni February 2, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    I LOVE these!! I am new to cookie decorating and I appreciate seeing that even someone who’s been decorating for years can makes mistakes, it makes me feel better about my cookie mishaps. C=

  69. Tatyana February 2, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    Hi Karen, thank you for cute giveaway ;)

  70. Emily February 2, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    That is the cutest packaging ever! Double cute since I might be able to pull it off after my epic fail making candies at Christmas. Ha. Love the Groundhog too!

  71. Ada Barrientos February 2, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    Oh man those are super cute!! I LOVE that idea of boxing them up like that, I definitely want to try that. Thank You for all your tips, I am new to this cookie decorating and I am learning a lot from you.

  72. Shauna February 2, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    Love the little ‘x’ and ‘o’. They look very sweet the way you presented them!

  73. Patti February 2, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    I’d love to try these…they are adorable!!!!

  74. yvonne February 2, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    wish everyone the best of luck …and boy i could make all the people i love some of these for valentines day to show them all my love!

  75. Brandy February 2, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    I would love to make these for valentine day!

    Thank you :)

  76. Anita Cornetto February 2, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    These are so adorable! I haven’t been brave enough to give it a try yet, but I think I’ve been stalking the cookie sites enough to know what I’m doing now…lol You give wonderful tuts with clear directions and advice. I would LOVE to give these a try!

  77. Rachel February 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    Love the minis! as a beginning cookier, I like making minis as it forces me to stay simple and not “overdo” things. would love to win this prize. Thanks as always for the inspiration and education :)

  78. Lindsey February 2, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    Love it!! I need to try minis more often. They are so cute!

  79. Tia February 2, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    Always love seeing button cookies! Thanks for the tips on how to do them! I have no clue what designs I wanna try for vday, but these supplies would definitely get me on my way ;). Lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

  80. Lauri February 2, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    Teeny-tiny is so cute! I so want to try this! You’re presentation of them is such a fun, cute idea too! Thanks for the tips also, I need lots of how-to tips!

  81. Ansa February 2, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    Ooooooooooooooh baby do I want it and it would really cheer me up!!!!

    Im in Chicago and…..

    1. I’m snowed in.
    2. Im having a bad day
    3. My microwave (hot chocolate, soup, etc) broke TODAY…of all
    days. I cant get out to get a new one cuz of the weather.
    4. I know my huge order from you should be here soon….but the
    the post office wont deliver in this weather :(
    5. I had to use a vacation day cuz I couldnt get to work.
    6. My dogs refuse to go out in this weather to do their “business”.

    I should just go back to bed! :)

    Ansa

  82. Debbie February 2, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    Would love to send some love to dd & new son in law. They just moved to NorFolk and I really miss them!! (Navy)

  83. Amber Ives February 2, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    These are adorable! I love bite sized cookies, they seem less indulgent :) :) These would make a perfect gift (the cookies) for my hubby!!!

  84. Kaye February 2, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    Your cookies are beautiful as ever! I have to make at least a gazillion valentine cookies to send to family and winning this give-a-way would be a blessing! The button cookies are so cute! The good thing about heart cookies is that they can be decorated in plaids, dots, squiggles and just about anything else you can think of. I love the fushia (I am a pink girl)and I love Americolors!

  85. Mima February 2, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    I love it all !!! And , you better bet, I really, really want it all :O)
    Pam is an artist I want a try some of her ideas too !!!

  86. Mima February 2, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    By the way I forgot to tell you that your cookies look Great also :O)

  87. Loren @ The Baking Sheet February 2, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    They are all adorable!! I have to try glaze one of these days but I’m scared! Although, you and Pam make it look so easy!!

  88. Wendy T. February 2, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    So cute Karen. I love mini’s

  89. Julieanna February 2, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    Always love to see your cookies, even your “mistakes”. My cookies should look as good as your boo-boos…..maybe one day. So I could really practice if I win… ;) Your blog is great!!

  90. Melissa February 2, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    I would LOVE to try this! No one I know give boxes of chocolates anymore, this is a perfect rendition of romance.

  91. Erin February 2, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    I just love the button heart cookies!

  92. Lori W February 2, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    They look great! I’d love to try!!

  93. Kelly February 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    I had the great idea to pose the idea of doing a cookie bingo night vs another candy bingo night at the PTA meeting the other day, and so now I’ve got to make lots of valentine’s cookies. I love the button and plaid cookies Pam does and now I at least know how to recreate one of them. Thanks!

  94. Angela February 2, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    These were so cute. Thanks for sharing all your tips with us. Your work is amazing!

  95. Joni February 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    How fun are these! It’s a snowday here, and these look so fun to try. Thanks for sharing!! Yes, of course I’d like to win this fun stuff. Count me in. :0)

  96. Donna Armstrong February 2, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    Those are so adorable. I love them. I’d really love to make them. You taught me everything about the very first sugar cookies I made. Thanks

  97. Sondra February 2, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    The cookies are so cute and I love the packaging idea.

  98. Lorna Putman February 2, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    Karen, Your cookies are so pretty. Thank you for sharing your tips. I especially love the button ones !

  99. Christy February 2, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    Oh pick me!!! I would love to have those cutters :)

  100. Dana February 2, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    CUuuuute! Awesome post!

  101. Kris Colucci February 2, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    I love the cute way you wrapped them in a box! Looks way cuter than a box of chocolates… Mini cookies are so much fun to make! I hope I win your giveaway… Krislauriecolucci@yahoo.com

  102. Cheryl February 2, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    LOVE the minis! Thanks for the tips on the buttons. I want to try those. These little packages would be perfect to send to my friends for Valentine’s Day.

  103. Teresa February 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    The heart button tutorial was very informative! Many times, things look a lot simpler than they really are…..

  104. Colleen Boehm February 2, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    Love them!! I especially like the heart with arrow…and the packaging! I also love how you just “whipped” them up. That would take considerably more planning on my part! Do you always have frosting ready and in decorator bottles???

  105. Kori February 2, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    LOVE THESE! I totally want to make them! You are so talented!

  106. Heather February 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    That would be so cute for kids to give to their teachers for valentines day!

  107. Kimberly February 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    I would love to try your cute idea for Valentine’s Day this year….and I already have the recipients in mind! :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  108. Kelly February 2, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    Very cute! I have very similar cookies in the freezer that I plan to thaw and decorate for Valentines Day!

  109. Jeanetta DeBusk February 2, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    Love the mini valentine’s! I’m working on my first hearts.

  110. Lorraine Russo February 2, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    I love your store Karen! I have already placed two orders! I would love to make this minis as well as packaging the way you did – they would make wonderful gifts for Valentine’s Day. I hope I win!

    Happy Groundhog Day to you!

    Lorraine Russo-Harty

  111. Stephanie February 2, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    I’ve been looking at Pam’s button cookies, trying to figure out how to do them. Thanks for the tips!

  112. Jennifer Garn February 2, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    How cute! I love the tiny cookies!

  113. Krissy February 2, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    Those are perfect for the Valentine’s cookies I am making for my Grandparents, Mom, and Godparents. So cute!!!

  114. Emily February 2, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    I would love to try some minis.

  115. Anna ♥ Sugarized February 2, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    Oh I love that idea! The gift box looks perfect for sharing to friends and family. :) And thanks for the tip on the buttons! :)

  116. Rachel February 2, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    Karen, how is it possible that each project you post looks more divine than the last? I super-duper hope I win, though I know my cookies will never stand a chance to your genius!

  117. mamaneedshercoffee February 2, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    So cute. I’d love to try these for my son’s preschool class as favors to go with his paper Valentines.

  118. Shirley Zurrin February 2, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    Karen, I would love to give these as a gift –they are sooo cute! I got sort of hooked on minis at Christmas.

  119. Tara Loorz February 2, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

    I would love to try these too! :)

  120. Linda February 2, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    I love those mini cookies !!!! Love your blog, Thanks…. would love to win !!! I also LOVE all of the different quilts by our names. Your amazing!!!

  121. Sarah February 2, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    Those are beyond cute!!! I would LOVE to win the kit!

  122. Liz Adams February 2, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    Oh, Oh…..Pick Me, Pick Me!!! I would love to do these mini cookies!!!

  123. Jaime Gardner February 2, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    Hi Karen! I love that you’re doing a blog now! I also Love that I have those minis, that I bought from your website! I’m excited to try the buttons, I was wondering how those worked! Thanks

  124. Sher February 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    Isn’t this SWEET of you to give a loving gift for Valentine’s Day to a very lucky winner. Perhaps it might be and it will add to the specialness of the day. Actually, I can use it everyday and all year because I believe in wishes and this is one wish that can come true!
    Nice stuff. Thanks for the opportunity.

  125. Estibaliz February 2, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

    Karen, once again thanks for sharing your Job and experiences. I love the ones with the buttons. And the presentation in the box is very cute.
    Thanks!!

  126. Rie February 2, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    Hey, thanks for the tips. Will try to make cute buttons this weekend :)

  127. Leelabean February 3, 2011 at 4:55 am #

    I love your website and blog! You are so creative and your information has been such a big help! Your cookies are just beautiful!

  128. Amy Ford February 3, 2011 at 5:28 am #

    Karen, You are so talented!! Thank you for always sharing your mishaps and your wonderful design with us. I love doing cookies :)

  129. Sarah @ SwizzleBerry February 3, 2011 at 6:24 am #

    I would love to try those cute little cutters for Valentine’s Day! What a cute little surprise in the kids’ lunch boxes.

  130. Tara February 3, 2011 at 6:42 am #

    Oh, that set of mini cutters is so cute. I have not seen it! Obviously I would love to have it!

  131. Mandy February 3, 2011 at 7:12 am #

    Those mini valentines cookies are adorable! Not only would I love to have the cookies cutters to make the cookies, but I would also love to have the packaging materials to package them so nicely. What a great give-away!

  132. Kimmie R February 3, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    Oh Yes…I would LOVE to try these. I made my first decorated cookies a few days ago and can not wait to try some more. I am afraid the cookie bug has hit me.

  133. Tiffany February 3, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    I love these, especially how you packaged them. So cute!! I most definitely want to try making these!

  134. Noelle February 3, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    I just stumbled upon your website and blog last night and I just love it, I am planning on making V-day cookies for presents, and thats how I found you. I love all the help you give. I can bake well but haven’t really tired decorated cookies yet. You have sooooo… many great ideas. I would love to win the set to give as my gifts, never thought of minis. Thanks for all the reat info.

  135. Caroline February 3, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    How cute! I’m still working on my royal icing cookie decorating skills – I love the idea of mini cookies, but I’m not sure I have a steady enough hand to decorate something so small! These look good enough to eat!

  136. Paula C February 3, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

    Hi Karen,
    I just love those buttons…so cute! I wanted to thank you so much for all your tips and your fantastic tutorials! I actually watched all your videos on my phone on a long car drive! I then came back and put them into action, uploaded a few of my cookies to my facebook account and I’ve ALREADY got orders (I wasn’t really looking for them either)! I can’t believe how wonderful my cookies look, all my friends and family rave about how they taste and look! Thanks for making this so easy! I’m still practicing, but I’m loving every bit of the process!

  137. Kelly Ham February 3, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    I would LOVE to recreate these! Precious :)

  138. Alyson Avoglia February 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    So cute! I’d definitely give these a try :)

  139. Ashley February 3, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    This is absolutely adorable and awesome. :) I would love to make these for my family!

  140. Stevie February 3, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    These are just darling!! Thank you for the chance!

  141. Shelley February 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    Those are too cute!!

  142. Katie Allen February 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    I would LOVE to try these. They are so cute, and my kids are really starting to get into Valentine’s Day. It might be a fun thing to do together… or maybe just by myself after the kids go to bed. :)

  143. Samantha February 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    I’d love to win! Working on Valentines cookies next week! What perfect timing if I win ;) You and Mike are awesome!

  144. Amy Schulte February 3, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    Love these little cookies!!! My boys would eat them up… Literally!!!

  145. Lori L February 3, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    These are great! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  146. gina c. February 3, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    Thank you Karen for all of the valuable tips. I would xoxoxo LOVE to try these mini cutters.!!

  147. Beth February 3, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Love the little scalloped hearts and the way you packaged them is so cute! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

  148. Alyssa February 3, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    Why is it small things are just so much more appealing? I love the mini cookie cutters!!

  149. Gina Coons February 3, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    Karen,

    Thank you for always trying new things and sharing them. I can’t even begin to tell you how much you have taught me and encouraged me to try new things and to think out of ‘my’ box as well. I love making and sharing cookies with everyone I come in contact with. Who would have ever thought cookie making was so addicting and something I would be so passionate about… haha.

  150. Karen Bradley February 3, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    Thanks for the chance!

  151. Missy February 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    Hmm I don’t have the mini Valentines Day cutters, I have a few others but not these. They are so cute. I would so make these for people for V-day! I appreciate you leaving your mess up in the pic too for reference.

  152. Rachel February 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    So cute! I love your blog

  153. Robyn Frost February 3, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    I would love to make these cutie pie valentine cookies!!!

  154. Elena February 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    Lovely idea, in fact, I always do Valentine cookies, but the mini cookies are really a very good and nice idea…
    Thanks Karen for your tips, your ideas, your giveaways…

  155. Donna Schlosser February 3, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    I would love to try these, they are so cute and the look delicious.

  156. Andrea Berman February 3, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    Thanks for the post. It’s super helpful. I’d love to try these!!

  157. Emily February 3, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

    I’ve never made minis before and these are adorable! I would LOVE to give them a try!

  158. Jennifer Delaurier February 3, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

    I would love to try out those minis! They are so cute!

  159. Nila February 3, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    So cute! Love it!

  160. Thyjuan February 3, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    I was just thinking about asking if a tutorial can be done on how to make Pam’s button cookies! I knew the holes would be tricky, but had no idea how to go about them. Your timing is awesome!!!!! Now I can give them a try! And I love your box idea. Have to try that too! :-)

  161. Karla read February 3, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

    Love the buttons! And love your honesty!

  162. Sandy February 3, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    Hi karen! I just love the way those mini cookies came out! They look wonderful! I would love to uses and receive the free cutters and the rest of the stuff. Bless u!! Sandy my email is sandyalcaide@hotmail.com

  163. Sheila Morales February 3, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    I love your website and will be receiving my latest order soon! I enjoy your blog so keep posting! Sheila sjmoral@hotmail.com

  164. Margarita Fuentes February 3, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    Your cookies are beautiful and I was pleasantly surprise for your post in Spanish, that is what I do in my blog, I share my post in English and Spanish. So thank you from all your Spanish speaking followers.

  165. Sarah Johnson February 3, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    Hi Karen and Mike! I love these cookies! They are so adorable! I’m afraid they wouldn’t last long at my house! Thanks for sharing! I also wanted to say thanks for such quick turn-around when I order products from you! You’re right next door in Idaho so we’re practically neighbors! I’m in Washington State!
    Happy Valentines Day!

    Sarah

  166. Mellanie February 3, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    I’m always looking for itty bitty cutters to make cookies for my mom. She likes to have them with tea. She would love a presentation like that so I would make these for her Valentine’s Day gift.

  167. Patricia Lisi February 3, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    I just love your cookies. You are such an inspiration to me. I have a shortcut on my desktop to your site. I love cookies! These cutters are adorable. I could make some really cute gifts and make some children in my daughter’s class very happy with these! Thanks! Pat

  168. Bernadette February 3, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    Very cute and perfect size for snacking. I will be making cookies for my daughter’s kindergarten class and these would be a hit.

  169. Karen February 3, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

    I really love these darling cookies. I am curious as to the type of frosting you used. They look beautiful and yummy too!

  170. yessica altamirano February 3, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

    que bellas esas galletas, quisiera tener el kit, por eso me encanta estas fechas para hacer galletas alguien especial

  171. GarEli February 3, 2011 at 10:41 pm #

    Amo este blog y todo lo que haces!!!
    Quiero tamien el premio……… aca en mexico son las 11.40 p.m.
    besos!!

  172. Samantha February 3, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

    Would be great to have all of these fantastic items! So pretty and so many wonderful ideas already coming to me!
    Thanks,
    Sam

  173. Holly February 3, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

    Those are the cutest cookies!

  174. Cristina February 4, 2011 at 3:03 am #

    I love the cookies, so cute!!!

  175. Katie Peterson February 4, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    I just always stare at your cookies in awe. I showed my sister your website the other day, and we both just stared at the computer drooling! She kept saying, “those cannot be real!” I don’t think mine could ever look like yours, but I’d sure love to give it a try!

  176. Kate February 4, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    Very cute! Love the mini cookies!

  177. Jenny February 8, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    Karen–These are perfect! I think I need to come to the store and purchase every item here! What are your store hours?

    • Karen February 8, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

      Hi Jenny! We’re open 10-6 M-F (usually!). Sometimes Mike has to run packages out or some other quick errand, but he usually puts a sign in the window saying when he’ll be back. Our local store is kind of rinky-dink. :D If you want to make sure one of us is there, you can call first. The shop phone number is 542-2992.

  178. Kat Taylor February 8, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pengupen/sets/72157625883909967/

    Please check out my Valentine’s Day cookies… I did most of it using your kit from the site.

    Love it so much… Need to make these disappear by taking them to the girls at work, so I can bake more.. :)

    • Karen February 9, 2011 at 8:19 am #

      Oh, the Penguins!! They’re so cute! Did you freehand those? Your heart cookies look great, too. Thanks so much for sharing. Glad you’re having fun with it!! :)

      • Kat Taylor February 12, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

        The penguins are freehand. I have a slight obsession with penguins, as well as baked goods.

  179. patricia rolon March 29, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    they are so cute

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