Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

It's another giveaway day for the Heart Project (actually it is our last giveaway) but before I get to that I want to share a little project that the kids and I made yesterday to celebrate Valentines.
I found this on pinterest from Betty Crocker 

Betty Crocker

My love is a HUGE fan of cookies and of all the things in the world I could cook or bake my very least favorite thing to make is . . . you guessed it . . . cookies!  In the spirit of love however, I put away my own dislike and my kids and I made these for my husband.  

I used this totally awesome peanut butter cookie recipe (I'm not a fan of box mixes) and doubled the recipe


  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Combine margarine, peanut butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla. Blend together very well.
  2. Add flour, baking soda and salt with mixer. Chill dough 15 minutes in the refrigerator. Roll into balls by hand.

 3.  Place on sprayed cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven until edges very lightly browning (about 7 to 10 minutes). Don't overcook. We store them in a plastic storage containers, and they stay soft!
 On some of the cookies we added the dove chocolates when they came out of the oven.

 On others I pressed my thumb into the cookie to make a heart shape before cooking and added red colored sugar into the indentations.  

They turned out like this :)

Today is the last day of the giveaways for The Heart Project. There are still many in progress, so be sure to check them all out [there's a list at the end of this post].

The Heart Book will be available for donation through the rest of February, so if you haven't gotten one yet, you can still do so!

So far there's been over $1,800 donated to the American Heart Association [through the books, auctions and CraftProjectIdeas matching $1 for every book sold]. Can you help us reach our goal of $2,000 by the end of February?

Today. You have the chance to get the beautiful, printed version of The Heart Book for free! We're giving a few away today!

US $20.00

Entries (are listed in the Rafflecopter form, but just for you to know):
  • Leave a comment on one of the participating blogs (about the AHA)
  • If you've donated/bought the ebook, let us know for another entry.
  • Tweet about the giveaway (can be done once/day)

    Terms & Conditions:
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    This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. Winner(s) will be contacted by email 48 hours after the giveaway ends. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send us an email! * No purchase is necessary to win.
    * Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
    * Winners will be chosen via by 2/21/12 and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. If winner does not claim prize within 48 hours or forefits, prize will be redrawn by and the new winner will be notified.
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for more information check out my post here

Elizabeth Mindemann
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1 comment:

  1. My grandfather has coronary heart disease, but the AHA helps keep him (and us) informed about how to reduce the chance of another heart attack! Keep up the good work!

    elannbe at gmail


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