My friend Mary and I hosted a baby shower for another friend, Wendy, this past Sunday afternoon. We like to have “open house” showers…no games…just visiting. Doors are open between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m., come when you like, snack as you like. DH opened the afternoon with a devotion featuring Jacob and the fulfilled promises of God as the theme. We are grateful to God for His fulfilled promises, for the generations to come who will grow to love and honor Him, and for the many blessings He has given this particular family.
Mary arranged for the cakes and they were lovely! One chocolate, one vanilla…delicious! And look at those cute little booties!
I made a variation of Daniel’s Cookie Bar Bites for this party.
And here’s how they’re made…
After baking and cooling the cookie bars, I used a small 1 1/4″ heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut the cookies. Next time, I won’t cut the edges off the cookie bars before cutting the hearts. That would have given more stability to cutting near the edge of the cookie bars.
Years ago (while in college), I found this little heart cookie cutter at a yard sale in a tin with lots of other cookie cutters. I use it every year at Christmas when making Sour Cream Sugar Cookies.
Cut, dip, sprinkle…cut, dip, sprinkle.
A helpful tip…when dipping these, I turn the heart over and make the bottom of the cookie bar the top of the heart. The heart on the left is bottoms up. You can see how uneven the top of the cookie is on the heart to the right.
The heart on the left was dipped with the top of the cookie bar up. The one on the right was dipped with the bottom of the cookie bar up. Dipping with the bottom up gives a more defined shape and a much smoother coating.
I used almond bark for dipping the cookies. I melt it in the microwave for 3 minutes at 50% power, then stir to melt any remaining lumps. If the coating gets too hot, it will sag on the cookies and have a rough uneven finish.
Cute and easy. They just take a little time to make. I watched Dr. Who and a little of “Ghandi” while I made these. 🙂