Valentine Snickerdoodles

Valentine Snickerdoodle

One of my husband’s favorite cookie is the Snickerdoodle.

It’s been years since I’ve made them.

Since Valentine’s Day is in a couple days I thought I’d make him some as a Valentine’s surprise.

So what makes these cookies “Valentine Snickerdoodles”?

Nothing more than they’re made with LOVE!

(Oh… and the fact that I substituted red sugar in step #5.)



  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  1. Heat oven to 400º.
  2. Cream butter, shortening, sugar and eggs.
  3. Blend in cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and flour.
  4. Shape into little balls.
  5. Mix the 2 tablespoons of sugar and the cinnamon.
  6. Roll balls into the sugar/cinnamon mix and place on ungreased cookie sheet approx. 2″ apart.
  7. Bake 8-10 minutes.

Vintage Inspired Hearts

 When we think Valentine’s Day we think hearts, right?

These DIY vintage hearts would also make a sweet gift for a special friend

or they could be used as a decoration in a vintage inspired wedding centerpiece.

Hearts are not just for Valentine’s Day.  

 How to make Vintage Inspired Hearts                    (*affiliate link)

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  1. Cover Smoothfoam Heart with Newsprint paper using glue stick.
  2. Apply a thin coat of cream acrylic paint over heart.  Wipe off excess.
  3. Add Fired Brick Ink to heart using the ink applicator.  Accent the edges of the heart with the Vintage Photo Ink.
  4. Stick small word stickers onto center of heart.
  5. Apply mod podge over heart for added shine.

  1. To make the heart an ornament:  Poke a small hole into the top of the heart.
  2. Fold a 6″ piece of twine in half, thread bead onto twine.  Knot on both sides of the bead to keep in place.
  3. Add small dab of craft glue into hole and insert loose ends of twine.

This project was created for and sponsored by Smoothfoam.

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