Monday, January 30, 2012

cookie valentines

are you looking for something yummy for your kids to pass out to their classmates this valentine's?

  • red, pink and white cardstock
  • white cd sleeves
  • twine
  • valentine peanut butter and M&M cookies recipe (below)
  • 2.5" circle punch
  • 3.5" scallop punch (or the silhouette)
  • a heart punch (i used the silhouette and cut the heart at about 1 3/4")
  • hole punch

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Valentine Peanut Butter and M&M Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Valentine M&Ms


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the corn syrup, water, and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture. Fold in chocolate chunks. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are golden. Allow cookies to cool for 1 minute on the cookie sheet before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

have a birthday coming up? we've shared this birthday version too!


  1. Cute idea -- just make sure to check with your kids' schools before making these for the class Valentine exchange. Many schools have banned home baked goods. :(

  2. Super cute!! Check on peanut allergies in the classroom, too. I am going to do regular chocolate chip and m&m's because I know two kids in my son's class have an allergy to peanuts.

  3. cookies in CD sleeves. Ingenious!

  4. Adorei a idéia !!!!
    Beijos coloridos !!
    True Colors

  5. okay that is wicked cute! I think we might be doing that but adding a valentine to the front.

  6. Great idea for a home party but it is against the law to have homemade goodies brought into school. The packages have to be unopened and not tampered with. (Might be okay for a charter school.) Just something to think about.

  7. I absolutely LOVE the idea of using CD sleeves for the cookies!! Such cute packaging for relatively little money! Thanks for the idea!

  8. So super cute- thanks for sharing all your cute ideas.
    Happy Day

  9. Really cute!! I would like to make these. Can you tell me what size punches you have used for the scallop, circle and heart? Andrea in Calif.

  10. How many cookies will this make? Just wondering how many batches I will need to make for my sons class?

  11. I am an event planner and back in October I did an event for a travel agency. I bought Paradise Bakery Cookies and put them in CD sleeves with the companies logo on a sticker on the front. I then did a cute thank you sticket for the back. The event was with mostly women (about 50 of them). They absolutely LOVED them. I love this idea. So cute.

  12. Hi PattyZ... the recipe should make about 2 dozen cookies.

    and andrea... the scallop punch is 3.5", the circle punch is 2.5" and the heart i cut out with the silhouette at about 1 3/4"

  13. Great idea!!
    Can you buy CD sleeves at Walmart type places or online only? Where did you get yours?

  14. Hi The Edmistons... I got my cd sleeves at the office supply store (office max, i believe) but i would think walmart would have them too.

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  16. Never thought to use CD sleeves for cookies. Going to use this. Thanks for the idea!

  17. It is not against the law to bring in homemade treats to a school. In our state, it is up to each individual school district to make that decision.