Friday, February 11, 2011

My Heart Beets


Valentine’s Day is coming up soon. This year Asher is going to a little party and there will be a valentine exchange. Instead of giving away chocolate he is going to be giving away one of his favorite snacks, beet cookies.


I found this recipe on Weelicious. When I make it I use the grating attachment on the food professor to grate the beets and then use the blade attachment to pulse the rest of the ingredients together. I also use powdered sugar instead of flour to roll it out (especially handy if you forget to add the sugar) It’s a great recipe to do with Asher because he loves pressing the buttons on the food processor and helping me roll out the dough.

For the Valentine, I used these three fonts: My Heart (2peas heart’s delight) Beets (Roughage) For you (Sketchy). These fonts are free. If you want to download them use the links. I printed it out on card stock.


Each valentine has a felt beet stitched on it. I just cut a lopsided heart shape out of a Burgundy felt and a leaf shape out of a green felt. As you can see no two are the same.



Using a wine colored thread and my free motion foot on my sewing machine I stitched the beets to the cardstock. I used a contrasting thread in this picture so you could see the stitches better. As well as stitching around the beet shape I also randomly stitched horizontal lines about 2/3s across to add more definition to the shape.






To finish off the package I filled a snack bag with a handful of the cookies and stapled the valentine to the top.


These cookies are great to make ahead. I assemble all the valentines and the stuck them in the freezer. They’ll be ready to go on Valentine’s day


Happy Valentine’s Day



  1. Such a cute idea. I love pickled beets. I'll have to store this idea and recipe after my beets come up this summer. Wonder if I can get my husband to eat them?

  2. I love that beets are making a comeback! This is a really sweet idea...

    Pretty please link it up to my party!
    Creative Juice Thursday

  3. Thanks for linking to Creative Juice! Hope to see you back this Thursday.