Make some treats for the feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary - no special ingredients required!
If you have cookie cutters in the house, you probably have at least one in the shape of a heart. That's all you need to get started on some simple heart-shaped treats to celebrate the feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Cookie cutters can be used to shape much more than cookies, and even toddlers can help use a cookie cutter on slices of bread, fruit, or cheese.
Cut your favorite melon into thin slices using a small cookie cutter for a fun and easy fruit salad.
Cut bread, meat, and cheese separately before assembling into sandwiches. This even works with grilled cheese! You can also make French toast with heart-shaped bread. Save the bread scraps to make your own bread crumbs or croutons.
Use it like a stencil
Instead of using the cookie cutter to cut the bread for a sandwich, make an open-faced PBJ. Spread peanut butter over the whole slice of bread. Place the cookie cutter on top, then spoon jelly into the middle and spread to the edges of the cookie cutter. This will take a little more skill, but even if you mess up, the sandwich will still be yummy!
Of course, you can use your cookie cutters to make heart-shaped cookies, too!
Do you have other ideas for using cookie cutters to create feast-day treats? Share them in the comment box below.
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Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom of 3 young adults, and a Secular Franciscan. She is editor at CatholicMom.com. Barb enjoys writing, cooking, and reading, and is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count. Her booklet, The Handy Little Guide to Prayer, is available now from Our Sunday Visitor.