peanut butter & jelly hearts

God’s Valentine Gift
God’s Valentine gift of love to us
Was not a bunch of flowers;
It wasn’t candy, or a book
To while away the hours.
His gift was to become a man,
So He could freely give
His sacrificial love for us,
So you and I could live.
He gave us sweet salvation, and
Instruction, good and true–
To love our friends and enemies
And love our Savior, too.
So as we give our Valentines,
Let’s thank our Lord and King;
The reason we have love to give
Is that He gave everything.
By Joanna Fuchs
Happy Valentines Day!

Here’s a special little valentine treat that shouts “I love you” from the get go.

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 Peanut Butter & Jelly Hearts

Makes 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter softned
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup jam or jelly of choice

Directions

  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder & salt.
  2. Beat butter & sugars until its pale and fluffy. Beat in Peanut Butter than egg.
  3. Beat in flour mixture until dough forms.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Arrange them on greased cookie sheets spacing 1 1/2 inches apart.
  6. Press balls into 1 3/4 inch rounds. Press hearts into center of each cookie by using your fingers. {I like to use my thumb!}
  7. Bake for 12 minutes, then remove and reshape hearts.
  8. Fill heart caverns with your choice of jam or jelly to form your hearts. {We enjoy using our homemade Raspberry Jam.}
  9. Finish baking cookies until they are firm. About 6-7 minutes.
  10. Cool, and enjoy!

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