Cooking With Kids: Valentine’s Day Recipes

Valentine’s Day is coming up and if you will be cooking with kids, wouldn’t you like to make something unique to celebrate the occasion? I always want to do something special to remind my husband just how much I love him… even after all these years. What is great about these Valentine’s Day recipes is that you can have fun cooking with the kids while making them, which is an excellent opportunity to bond with your children on a very special day.

Cooking with Kids: Valentine’s Day Recipes

Valentine’s Day Cookies
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These cute Valentine’s Day Cookies are perfect for cooking with kids. They are easy to make, only take 10 minutes to prepare and bake in 8 to 10 minutes. The only thing you will need in addition to the ingredients is a heart shaped cookie cutter.

Ingredients Needed For This Valentine’s Day Recipe:

  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 ¾ cups melted butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions To Make This Recipe When Cooking With Kids:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Mix the melted butter, brown sugar and eggs. Add the eggs and stir well.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the flour to the first mixture, then throw in the chocolate chips and stir.
  • Put the dough on a flat, floured surface and make the hearts with your cookie cutter.
  • Carefully put the cookies on a cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

Heart-Shaped Cake Recipe For Cooking with Kids\

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This cake recipe is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and to introduce cooking with kids as a fun and education activity. While you are making this, you can teach your child about measurements and following directions, then afterwards they get to eat their delicious creation! The Heart-Shaped Cake recipe only takes 15 to prepare, bakes in 40 minutes and remember to get a heart-shaped mold!

Ingredients Needed For This “I Love You” Recipe:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Chocolate spread for the topping!
  • Sprinkles for decorations

Directions For the Heart Shaped Cake:

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Place all ingredients except for the melted chocolate in a bowl and mix well.
    • Pour mixture in the heart-shaped mold and bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
    • Let the cake cool, then spread the chocolate on top with sprinkles for decorations.

Valentine’s Day Pizza
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If you are looking for a truly unique dinner idea, then you have to try this Valentine’s Day Pizza. It is tasty and you can either shape the dough into a heart yourself, or a better idea is to simply buy a mold that is in a Valentine’s Day shape. I used the heart shaped cookie cutters! The kids had fun during this cooking activity! It can be quite messy with the flour but it is so much fun! See the pictures below.

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I found the recipe on Bread World and it is very easy to make.  The only thing you would do differently is to use a heart-shaped mold instead of a round pizza pan and add your own ingredients. I used shrimps and pasta sauce. It is even freezable so you can make it ahead of time and surprise your family for an “I love you” type of dinner!

What are your favorite Valentine’s Day recipes that you use when cooking with kids?

 

 

12 thoughts on “Cooking With Kids: Valentine’s Day Recipes”

  1. What cute ideas! My kids would love to help make all of those – and eat them too! I never thought to cut pizza dough up into cute shapes like that, it’d be a big hit in my house and I know those cookies wouldn’t last long here.

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