Valentine's Day is fast approaching so I thought I'd try to get with the festive spirit and do some Valentine's themed baking. I first made Love Muffins a few years ago and I don't know why I haven't made them again until now because it's the easiest baking project ever and they are totally cute.
1 Box of Corn Muffin Mix
3/4 cup Milk (I used almond milk)
Red Food Coloring
Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter
Mix up your ingredients in a bowl and pour it into lightly greased muffin tins. Bake according to the directions on the box.
Let your muffins cool.
Put some food coloring into a bowl. Dip the wrong side of the cookie cutter into the food coloring. Don't use the sharp side that you'd cut dough with because it will be too thin and won't pick up the food coloring that well.
Since muffins aren't totally flat on top you have to kind of rock the cookie cutter around to get a complete heart shape. You can use a toothpick to touch up the gaps. Be careful of the food coloring because it will totally stain your fingers, clothes and counter. Just watch out! (says the woman with pink dyed fingers....)
Like I said, this is a really simple way to make your table a little more lovey at Valentine's Day. I think that corn muffins are a good choice because their light color allows the food coloring to show up really well. Plus you can make chili to go with them and the red hearts will match!
If you decide to make these, or any other Valentine's themed food, then tweet me a picture so I can see what you come up with!
Thanks for reading!