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Any holiday is a good excuse to make not just delicious but aesthetically-pleasing baked goods. But there's something about Valentine's Day that demands we do so. Maybe it's just me, but how can you resist? It's the sweetest holiday of the year, after all, so why not celebrate it by baking up your own adorable sweet fix in the kitchen?
Like take these Licorice Heart Cookie Pops, the brainchild of Meaghan Mountford, the renowned, uber-talented cookie decorator and guru behind the blog TheDecoratedCookie.com and the book Sugarlicious: 50 Cute and Clever Treats for Every Occasion. They're almost so pretty you don't want to eat them, but so delicious you can't resist. In the end, total win-win.
Licorice Heart Cookie Pops, excerpted from SUGARLICIOUS: 50 Cute and Clever Treats for Every Occasion by Meaghan Mountford on sale February 2012.
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Tip: Lay the licorice on the hearts to plan your design before adding the light corn syrup glue.
Image via TheDecoratedCookie.com