love notes (the cookie recipe kind)

valentine’s day is one of those “holidays” that i have never really been into. but this year, we thought it would be fun to celebrate with our friends – to celebrate how we’re all like a big family that truly loves each other and cares for one another. what is better than that?! i wanted to bring everyone something a little extra special so i went with “dressed up” thumbprint cookies. these hugs (instead of kisses) looked like tuxedos to me, so i had to run with it.

for these thumbprint cookies, i grabbed a bag of hershey’s valentine’s day special hugs – they have a little raspberry swirl in them that gives them an extra punch. popped them onto a sugar cookie, added a love note, and ta da! happy valentine’s day, it is! i also used this martha stewart recipe, but you can definitely use break and bakes or sliceable pre-made dough.

what are your plans for valentine’s day? will you do something special for your other half?

valentines day cookie thumbprint cookie line on baking sheet

thumbprint cookies are quite simple once you have the dough prepared. preheat to 325-350 depending on your oven. bake your dough 8-11 minutes depending on the thickness; let the cookies cool and then place your kiss (or in this case, hug) onto your cookie. let cool another 5 before handling and then you’re done!

thumbprint cookies valentines day cookies hersheys hugs kisses close up

thumprint cookies valentines day cookies

upclose valentines day cookie thumbprint cookie

valentines day cookie thumbprint cookie love note

he liked them!

eating valentines day thumbrint cookies

i plated the cookies on a gold square plate and dressed up with the special valentine’s day edition hershey’s hugs. hopefully all our friends enjoy them for our valentine’s day gathering!

thumbprint cookies valentines day cookies plate

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