Are you looking for a sweet treat to make this Valentine’s Day? If so, you are going to love these cherry hand pies!
Every Valentine’s Day I struggle with what to give my kids as a special treat to show them how much I love them. While they love chocolate, they also often ask to bake something with me.
Last year, we made these awesome sugar cookies with a simple raspberry frosting. Thankfully, this year I didn’t have to go far to think of a new idea; since this recipe can be found in my cookbook, The Best Homemade Snacks on the Planet.
These Cherry Hand Pies are cute, tasty and easy to make and the kids love to help cut out the heart shapes, fill them with the cherry filling, and crimping the edges.
Of course, these can be filled with a simple strawberry jam as well, should your kids not like the tartness of cherries. You know kids, one day they love them, another day they change their mind!
By using a cookie cutter to cut the dough, you can make these pies into any shape you like. I made them into hearts for Valentine’s day, but you can use any shape you have on hand or even a round biscuit cutter!
I hope you enjoy making these cherry hand pies with your kids for Valentines day as much as my kids love to eat them!
What are your favorite things to make with the kids around Valentine’s day?Print