… A Fun and Easy School (or Home) Party Activity!
With little ones doing the decorating, simple activities are the best. I think they’ll love creating their own Valentine’s Day card cookies. Though I won’t win any awards for my decorating skills or creative flair, I think these little valentines turned out pretty cute.
This is such a fun and simple recipe (if you can call it that) to creating gluten-free, dairy-free Valentine’s Day cookies that look like little Valentine cards. Geared with the early elementary school-age children in mind, the activity is as simple as frosting the graham-style crackers, then decorating them with Valentine’s Day sprinkles.
You can either use my 3-ingredient buttercream frosting recipe (you can omit the vanilla, you don’t need it), or stir together Pamela’s Vanilla Frosting Mix. Both of these pre-made frostings will travel easily to school, if that’s where the cookie decorating will occur. TIP: It’s best to frost the cookies when the decorations will be applied so the frosting is moist and allows the decorations to adhere well. By using Kinnikinnick S’moreables Gluten-Free Graham Style Crackers, the baking is done for you. I used Wilton Decorating Sprinkles, which are gluten-free.
Valentine’s Day Card Cookies
Prep time: less than 10 minutes
Bake time: None
Servings: 18 cookies
1 bottle Wilton Decorating Sprinkles
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons margarine – I use Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread – soy free
1 1/3 Tablespoons non-dairy milk – I use So Delicious Coconut Milk – unsweetened
OR use Pamela’s Vanilla Frosting Mix as mentioned above (you’ll need to read the ingredients needed for her mix) and OMIT the sugar, margarine, and milk listed in my ingredients list
Combine half of the powdered sugar, margarine, and milk in a medium mixing bowl, until most of the sugar is incorporated, then add remaining sugar and stir well to a creamy and smooth texture with no lumps remaining. (I think this frosting doesn’t require vanilla, and I omitted it from my original recipe because it will change the color of the frosting a bit, but you can use it if you prefer.)
Brush any crumbs off the cookies.
Frost the cookies, in small batches.
Decorate with sprinkles. Press decorations into frosting gently to adhere well.
Enjoy the Valentine’s Day celebration!
Other Valentine’s Day posts you might like …
- Thin Chewy Almond Cookies … Sugar Cookies, Re-defined!
- Valentine’s Day Meringue Hearts … Sweet Hearts for Your Sweetheart!
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