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Conversation hearts are a Valentine’s Day rite of passage. It hardly seems like February 14th without a box of those pastel-hued candies, complete with their ever-evolving messages. (Remember how they’ve changed from “fax me” to “email me” to “text me?”)

While they’re adorable, though, they aren’t especially delicious. This year, swap the chalky candies for these delicious conversation heart sandwich cookies. The best part: You can create your own custom messages with an office stamp and an edible ink pen.

Valentine's Day Conversation Heart Cookies
Add bright hues of gel-paste food coloring to basic sugar cookie dough, then stamp each cookie and sandwich the colored hearts together with a sweet vanilla cream filling.

Conversation Heart Cookies for Valentine's Day

Serve on a platter and watch them disappear, or package as individual Valentines in glassine bags tied with red-and-white baker’s twine.

Conversation Heart Cookies With Valentine's Day Packaging

Get the Full How-To Instructions for the Conversation Heart Sandwich Cookies >>





8 Responses

  1. Collette says:

    I'll be making these. Thanks Liz.

  2. Lili@HGTV says:

    These are so adorable, Liz. And surely taste a million times better than those conversation hearts.

  3. Sam says:

    The conversation hearts are kind of lame; these will be so much better.

  4. Briana@HGTV says:

    I am pretty lousy at baking, but these cookies are so adorable, they make me want to try harder. Or, in candy heart speak, they are "2 CUTE". ;)

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Liz GrayLiz is a senior editor at HGTV.com and the co-editor-in-chief for Design Happens. She lives in a midcentury tri-level that’s stuck in the ‘70s…for now. When she’s not working on...


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