My name is Jill, and I’m addicted to sugar cookies. Frosted sugar cookies.

It started at Christmas time with dough from a tube, but then one day I really wanted cookies and didn’t want to get dressed and go buy a tube of dough, so I figured it would be less work to actually make them… from scratch.

And you know what? It was totally, crazy easy. And they were SO good.

So then I thought, hm… what if I make my own frosting? And I did. And it was GOOOOOOD, and also less work than getting dressed to buy some at the store.

Listen, I am NOT in love with anything that happens in the kitchen. I don’t really enjoy cooking or baking, and, of course, I despise doing dishes. I take the easy way out whenever I can. So when Kendall asked me if we could use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out the cookies, I told him that would take so, so long, and he wouldn’t get to eat any cookies until the next day.

I mean, just look at my favorite sugar cookie recipe by Alton Brown. Two hours and twenty four minutes? No bueno. But if you just make the dough, roll it up into balls and smash them on the cookie sheet, it only takes 24 minutes, which is much more my speed, not to mention I don’t want to deal with throwing flour all over my  counters and rolling dough out.

Being the not-horrible mom that I am, though, I still wanted to come up with some heart shaped cookies for Kendall, and I remembered this old play-doh trick.

Pull off enough dough to make one cookie, then divide it in half and roll into two balls.

This is me French kissing my 50 1.4 lens for making my dirty kitchen look all blurry and… not dirty. 

Now roll the balls into tear drop shapes, with one end coming to a soft point.

Smoosh one tear drop

Then line the other tear drop up with it, matching the points, and smoosh it.

Be sure you really smoosh the two pieces together and seal the seam, or you’ll end up with a broken heart.

You can have them in the oven MUCH faster than 2 whole hours later this way.

Those odd shaped ones are “mittens” that Kendall made all by himself. 

Oh sure, they aren’t prefect, but who has a perfect heart anyway?

We frosted these with cinnamon cream cheese buttercream (this recipe with 2 teaspoons of cinnamon added).

Voila! Valentine’s cookies for the super lazy! And, of course, I’m sure you could achieve this with dough from a tube for the ultimate in lazy cookie making.

 

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16 thoughts on “Heart-Shaped Sugar Smash Cookies (The Lazy Mom’s Cookie)”

  1. You are braver than I!

    BTW, K’s hands look well manicured. Is that your lens? Because my kid’s hands have dirty nails and calluses from sucking his thumb!

  2. This is totally beside the point, but thank you for spelling “voila” correctly. It drives me CRAZY to see people spelling it “wallah”!

    Cute cookies, by the way, and cinnamon buttercream sounds amazing!

  3. Worst. mom. ever. First you laugh while your baby cries. Now you feed them sugar?! ugh. I’m no longer reading your blog.

    🙂 Totally joking. I’m addicted.

  4. Those look delish! Maybe something even I could do, seeing how I have negative skills in the kitchen. My mom used to have one of those red plates, too, and I always loved it! We got to use it for our birthdays. 🙂

  5. Another great cookie tip…make cookie bars! For example, I make loads of choco chip cookie dough (because I’m an addict like that). Instead of making them into individual cookies, I stick them in a cake pan and just cut once cool. Saves a ton of time. Or when I’m super lazy, I make egg-less dough and give the kids “cookie balls” a.k.a cookie dough rolled into a ball. Lazy Mom WIN!

  6. Damn it Jill! I was doing so good avoiding cookies and you had to go and post deliciousness! Now I must eat some. Love the picture of Kendall! You are definitely learn how to rock that 50. 🙂

  7. I love the hand formed look of your cookies…what could be sweeter than making cookies with your little helper? I think I’ll whip up a batch this weekend. I was on a cookie high for all of December- I think I’ve had a long enough break, don’t you? 😉

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