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Recipes for Valentine's Day

Gelatin Hearts

2 packages unflavored gelatin
1 package strawberry or cherry-flavored gelatin (6-oz.)
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar

In one cup of cold water, dissolve the unflavored gelatin and set aside.

Boil one cup of water. Mix in flavored gelatin and sugar and bring back to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in unflavored gelatin mixture and 1/2 cup cold water.

Pour into two 9" square nonstick greased pans which have been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Refrigerate until firm. Cut with heart-shaped cookie cutters. Eat with fingers. Yield: 18 to 24.

Queen of Hearts' Tarts

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
Strawberry preserves

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, milk, and sifted ingredients. Mix well.

Roll out on a floured surface. Cut with heart-shaped cookie cutters. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cool.

With plastic knives or wooden popsicle sticks, spread strawberry preserves on each cookie and top with another cookie. Yield: 25 "double" cookies.

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