Since Dylan doesn't have any allergies in his class, we went with a white whole wheat sugar cookie. I tried to talk him into an "OWL Love You Forever" card to accompany these Valentine treats, but he informed me: "Mommy, I'm not going to marry anyone in my class. If I write that I love them, that's a lie." Glad we straightened that out.
1 C butter
1 T star anise-infused water* (see my star anise chocolate-dipped marshmallow recipe)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough and cut to whatever shape you want. Place on a baking sheet and bake till golden brown, about 10-12 minutes. Leave cookies on sheet for 5 minutes to set. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Dylan dipped his in melted semi-sweet chocolate and decorated them with coconut, sprinkles, and red hots. I went for a more austere look, dipping the cookies in chocolate, but only putting two white chocolate chips for the eyes.