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Valentine’s Day Cookies & Learning Resources

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Share the love with our no-chill sugar cookie recipe, perfect for Valentine’s Day, plus 10 learning Resources you will love ❤️

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow…

And the diverse children’s book  “Love is…” by Deirdre Pecchinoni Cummings, and Erika Busse, that we have recently reviewed, has brought the joy of sharing love into our homeschool in the most beautiful and simplest of ways. My kids call this ‘the love book’, and it is a great story to retell this time of year.

Your kids will enjoy the story of a young girl who understands that love is everywhere, and for everyone.

I was drawn to this book by the thought of picking hearts from a tree and that she gives love to her dreams, such as ‘the purple mermaid’. This concept that love is in nature, all around us and truly free is a lesson to be shared to our children time and time again.

This Valentine’s Day try our classic no-chill sugar cookie recipe that we simply adore!

We love it because it tastes amazing and you can make it the day of any event, without having to wait for it to chill over night. Let’s start baking!

No-Chill Sugar Cookies

Ingredients needed:

  • 2 cups of Sugar
  • 2 cups of Soft Butter (Tip, leave cold butter on the counter for 1 hour, then use. If it’s too soft, the cookies can become dry)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Vanilla
  • 6 cups of Flour
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • Heart Cookie Cutter

Buy this Book for Valentine’s Day!

The method for making your own No-Chill Sugar Cookies with your kids this Valentine’s Day:

Cream your soft butter, with the sugar, until it is fluffy and smooth. Add in your eggs, one at a time. Next, the vanilla extract and slowly, 1 cup at a time, beat in your flour until you have a soft, perfect cookie dough that looks like this.

Once your dough has come together, you can simply begin to roll it out, without chilling. How great is that?

Time to Roll it out- No chill Needed!

I love this recipe because you can simply roll it out at this stage. Normally, I shy away from making sugar cookies because of the chilling time.

With this no-chill sugar cookie recipe you can now prepare your surface with a dash of flour, and begin to roll out your dough! It rolls out perfectly!

Next you cut out your cookie shapes, today they are hearts!

Bake at 350F for 6-8 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies.

These hearts took 8 minutes, and no longer. And ta-da, you have cookies made in no time at all!

They will always look not done, but they will be perfect after a couple more minutes sitting on the baking sheet, out of the oven.

Icing Time!

They taste lovely plain, if you have zero time for icing, but this recipe is really easy, fast and the way I ice cookies… it will take no time at all for you to manage.

Sugar Cookie Icing Recipe:

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of milk
  • 2 teaspoons of light or dark corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp almond or vanilla extract
  • desired food coloring

Check out my Instagram account to see how I ice my cookies!

A perfect recipe for this Valentine’s day!

When you make these lovely No-Chill Sugar Cookies, please share and tag me @alexandra.derry and I can share your creations on our account!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Now, cookies are great, but so are some fun FREE learning activities…I have searched and gathered some really great gems for you!

Our Top 10 Favorite Valentine’s Day Printables + Activities

  1. Valentine’s Day Learning Activities for Kids | This Reading Mama
  2. Free Valentine’s Day Printables for Kids | Tot Schooling
  3. Free Valentine’s Day Printable Emergent Reader | Early Learning Ideas
  4. Valentine’s Day Science: Ice Hearts + Oil Density Experiment | Science Kiddo
  5. Sight Words Heart Sensory Bin | Simply Kinder Blog
  6. The Day It Rained Hearts Writing + Reading Activities | Simply Kinder Blog
  7. FREE Valentine’s Day Numbers Book | 123Homeschool4me
  8. Chocolate Playdough Recipe | 123Homeschool4me
  9. You Make My Heart Spring Classroom Valentine Printable | The Happy Scraps
  10. Heart Fine Motor Practice Free Printable | Early Learning Ideas

And what makes it more complete? BOOKS! We love books and find that books are what deliver the lesson in a simple and fun way. These are more of our favorite books to read around this time.

Additional Valentine’s Day Books we love:

See our inspired craft for The Day it Rained Hearts ♥️ that we posted on Instagram!

Til next time,

Enjoy building your masterpiece with scissors and glue and Valentine hearts too!

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