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Muddy's Fun House: episode 9... "barely cherry" heart cookies

Muddy's Fun House: episode 9... "barely cherry" heart cookies

Welcome to Muddy's Fun House: Super Fantastic At Home Bake-a-long and Variety Show... with your host, Kat from Muddy's!

(New to the Fun House? Here's a little FAQ about the show)

Episode 9 is a just a bake-a-long (no variety bit) but still packed with goodies.  We are baking (drum roll please)....  "barely cherry" heart cookies!!!  These are simple to make but do have multiple "acts", hence the bake-a-long only for this one.  
This beloved Muddy's favorite is just as much fun to make as to eat and I'm so thrilled to share it with y'all :)

Yay for our patrons Patreon
They make this show possible AND they get some fun perks too  (psst-- patrons, don't forget to download your printable PDF of this week's recipe!)

Without further ado... here is episode 9!

Ingredient List for the Bake-a-long:


  • 450 g (3 cup) all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ lb (1 ½ cup) butter, softened
  • 130 g (1 cup) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • red/pink food color (optional)


  • 5 Tbl butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2-3 Tbl cherry juice
  • xxx sugar
  • red/pink food color (optional)
  • sprinkles (optional)


Show Notes for this Episode:

  • Patreon supporters, be sure to snag your PDF of the recipe on our Patreon page.   Not a supporter yet? Become a patron here

  • Bake-a-long chapter begins at 1:08
    --The type of cherry juice you choose matters! I used tart cherry juice (unsweetened) to get a not-super-sweet cherry flavor.  Use the juice from a jar of maraschino cherries if you want a "punchy", sweeter flavor.  
    --Did you miss the thumbprint jamboree episode? Check it out here (it's one of my favorites)
    --Need baking essentials? Check out our wee Wednesday market!
    --Looking for gel color? This is what I used (dusty rose)

  • Submit a question for a future "mail bag" portion! 
    Email kat(at) or send a real letter (yay!) to 
    Muddy's Bake Shop attn: Fun House 
    2497 Broad  Ave #101 Memphis, TN 38112

  • Participating while you watch?
    We'd LOOOOVE to see! Tag us @muddysbakeshop and/or use #muddysfunhouse

  • Special mad props to: 
    Kirby for rockin' those editing skills; Jeanne for inspiring me to feature the cherry heart cookies on the show; Lori at Wundher for the Joymaker event that did SO MUCH to inspire and re-energeize me and many others last week; and, of course, all our wonderful patrons on Patreon!