Every year in college, my grandfather sent me iced cookies for Valentine’s Day from our favorite (then small) cookie company – Cheryl’s. After he passed, my mother picked up the tradition…even when I moved more than 3,000 miles west to Vancouver, British Columbia. No matter where I was, she found a way to get cookies to my doorstep on this very special day.

As our daughter grows up, I am excited to begin the cookie tradition with her – but in a different way. I am on the search now for easy sugar cookie recipes we can start together (when she’s standing, of course)! Below are a few I have found to try with her and our neighbors. Do you have favorite recipes from your childhood? Any other traditions you share on Valentine’s Day with those you love? Tell me more in the comment section.

Happy day of LOVE,


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