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Cabin recipes are fun blog posts to bring home a piece of the cabin adventure to your kitchen! Curated by our innkeepers, we share a cabin recipe each month that is a tried and true tradition in our Colorado cabin family. We also love to share new recipe finds that are a hit around our Colorado cabin headquarters!

In case you didn’t notice, it’s almost Valentine’s Day. Sometimes it feels like sugar overload by the time we hit February after a season of sweet snacking through winter! However, don’t banish your sweet tooth quite yet—we’ve got a recipe to share that you’ll love.

Traditional Cookies for Valentine’s Day

Traditional sugar cookies are spruced up with a tad bit of red food coloring to deliver a little color to your Valentine Cookies. If you make these, be sure to let us know on social media! Tag us in your Insta posts or give us a shout on Facebook to see what kinds of cookies you cut out this Valentine’s Day.

This cookie recipe yields a lot of cookies, so be sure to try this out for class parties, potlucks, or other occasions where you have a lot of cookie lovers to cover.Colorado Cabins Beyond the Basics

For families who have stayed with us, you know our Cascade, Colorado cabins are fully equipped with a whole working kitchen, dinnerware, and your basic appliances. One of the things we love as Colorado innkeepers, is offering guests a uniquely personalized stay at our private cabin rentals that offer all the comforts of home.

And when our cabin families leave the Ramona or Zeb’s Cabin, we want you to know you’re still our cabin family. It’s a lot of why we keep connecting with recipes and offers made just for you and your families. We understand that life isn’t always a vacation, but Cascade Escapes is dedicated to bringing a little joy and happy to your kitchen every month with a new cabin recipe!

Valentine Cookie Recipe

Image: Adobe Stock

Are you ready to try our Valentine cookies with a red velvet twist?


Gather your ingredients:


¾ C shortening (like Crisco)

¼ C butter

1 C sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking powder

3 C flour


Once you’ve gathered your ingredients and prepared your work space, it’s time to mix up your cookie batter!

Cookie Recipe Directions



In a bowl, cream together the shortening and butter. Then add sugar and cream together.

Add each egg and combine.

Add vanilla and continue to mix, adding dry ingredient gradually until dough is well combined.

Optional: Add red food coloring to desired effect for Valentine cookies!

Chill dough.

Roll cookies onto a clean counter surface, using a mixture of flour (1C)  and powdered sugar (1/2 C) to prevent sticking. Roll flat and cut to desired shapes with cookie cutters.

Preheat oven to 400 F. Preheat convection oven to 325 F. Bake 8-10 minutes until done.

Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating.

Let your kids help with a cabin recipe for cookies from Cascade Escapes! Image: Moonphase Creative

Cabin Recipes and Cabin Rentals

We wanted to share this cabin recipe for Valentine’s Day cookies with a rose-colored twist to celebrate February’s favorite holiday. If you’re looking for a quick getaway, a romantic vacation, or planning a weekend to rekindle your relationship, check our availability for 2021 bookings!

We offer two private cabin rentals near Colorado Springs and Woodland Park, Colorado. Our remote location is a safe-haven with worry-free lodging for couples and families, and we pride ourselves in offering the very best in cozy cabin comfort. If you’re looking for a getaway that doesn’t have COVID-19 hassles, be sure to check out our properties.

The Cozy Cabin Blog

Cascade Escapes is a family-owned cabin rental company in Colorado, and every year our scenic and private rental properties are the vacation destination for families, couples, and small groups. If you are looking for a private vacation or romantic retreat, our cabin rentals offer the very best in private lodging. We have expanded our online presence to continue connecting with our community, because our cabin family is an important part of who we are. We want to hear about your adventures and hear how we can make your Colorado vacation the very best.

Reach out to our cabin crew to find out how we’re connecting with the community to bring you a personalized vacation destination that lets you lodge in private quarters. Want to find out more about our cabins and all the fun things to do nearby? Follow us on Insta and Facebook to hear about our seasonal promotions, upcoming community events, and the low-down on what’s happening in colorful Colorado.

Have you stayed with us before? We always love to hear stories from our cabin family. Submit them to us at for a chance to have your sweet story featured on our cabin blog!

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