I love Valentine cookies.  I actually love them more than Christmas cookies.  I have been making Valentines Day cookies for years.  One year when my boyfriend (now husband) was in NYC over Valentine’s Day, I had an entire box shipped to his hotel.  He reminded me of that last night as he sat at the counter and watched me destroy the kitchen with dripping frosting and  sprinkles scattered everywhere.  The best part of the process this year?  Our daughter, Grace,  was a very active participant.  She loves baking- or anything that allows her to be involved in the kitchen.  She helped make the cookie dough, cut out the shapes, and even set up her own decorating station.  She took the “more is more” approach to her decorating. The more frosting, sprinkles and hearts- the better.  I like her concept.