Valentine’s Day Free Card Printables

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We have rounded up some of our favorite free Valentine’s Day card printables from around the web!

 

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Peppermint Mocha Shortbread Cookies

Contributed by Alaska from Scratch.

 

Peppermint Mocha Shortbread Cookie Recipe by Alaska from Scratch via lilblueboo.com

December has arrived and the holidays are in full swing. We’re wearing our scarves and boots and warm winter coats. We’re making Christmas cards and hanging stockings. We’re taking to the town with our shopping lists in one hand and hot, steaming seasonal coffee shop beverages in the other.

Holiday Dessert Idea: Peppermint Mocha Shortbread Cookie Recipe by Alaska from Scratch via lilblueboo.com

In light of all this holiday cheer, here is one splendid coffee-shop inspired Christmas cookie recipe. These cookies are packed full of Christmas splendor. This simple shortbread is tender and buttery, full of chocolate and coffee flavor, and topped with an easy mocha glaze and crushed peppermint. You’ll absolutely want to add these to your Christmas baking list. They travel and package well for food gifts, too, for all the holiday-coffee-lovers in your life.

Holiday Cookie Idea: Peppermint Mocha Shortbread Cookie Recipe by Alaska from Scratch via lilblueboo.com

Peppermint Mocha Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients

    • 18 Tablespoons (2-1/4 sticks) butter, softened
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
    • 2 cups flour
    • 1 Tablespoon finely ground coffee/espresso
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
For the Glaze/Topping:
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup hot brewed coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup crushed candy canes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand-mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the cocoa, followed by the flour, ground coffee, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. The mixture will be crumbly at first. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl and continue beating until it all comes together.
  3. Using a small cookie scoop or teaspoon, scoop the dough into equal-sized portions and roll them into a ball. Slightly flatten each ball into a disc-like shape (because they don’t spread out on their own much – I used the back of a spoon for this) and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until set and cracked on top, but still soft. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for about 5 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack to cool completely. Place the cooling racks over parchment paper or newspaper to catch the glaze.
  4. To make the glaze, put a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk together the cocoa, powdered sugar, hot coffee, and vanilla until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Set aside to cool for about 10 minutes while the cookies finish cooling.
  5. Using a teaspoon, spoon the glaze onto the center of each cookie, allowing some of it to drizzle over the sides. Immediately follow with the crushed peppermint (don’t wait too long or the glaze will set and the peppermint won’t stick). Repeat with remaining cookies. Allow glaze to set about 30 minutes before serving/storing. Makes 3-4 dozen small cookies.
Recipe and Photography courtesy of Maya from Alaska from Scratch.

 

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Holiday Items at Lil Blue Boo Digital

Tomorrow is December 1st! Do you have your advent calendar ready? We have a couple of printable options in the shop that are easy to put together, inexpensive and cute!

Count down the days to Christmas with this fun present advent calendar from Wants & Wishes! Your children will be giddy with delight as they open a present each day. You can place a sweet for each day and or a Christmas activity for your family to do together during this happy season!

printable christmas countdown advent calendar by wants and wishes via lilblueboo.com

Printable Christmas Countdown Calendar by Pen & Paint! Print, cut and count down to Christmas. Every day has a different activity! Hang the cards as a garland or wrap in individual bag with a treat. You can see what we did with the printable here.

 

printable christmas countdown advent calendar with an activity each day by pen and paint via lilblueboo.com

Ho! Ho! Ho! These holiday themed overlays by Dutch Studio are a great way to add some fun to your photos.  You can also use them as graphics for holiday cards, scrapbooking, clothing and crafting.

christmas holiday photo overlays by dutch studio for lilblueboo.com

Spread a little holiday cheer with these exclusive card templates by Knappscraps!

 

holiday christmas card psd photo templates by knappscraps via lilblueboo.com

 

How long are you allowed…..

….to wear Christmas dresses after the holidays? I hope for a while….because she refuses to take this one off!

How long are you allowed to wear Christmas dresses after the holidays via lilblueboo.com
I should probably take it as a compliment that she likes the clothes I make for her…..but eventually I guess I’ll have to hide it so the neighbors don’t start talking.

Don’t even get me started on the sippy cup…..or the refusal to let me brush her hair…..

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