Licitar Hearts: ‘Tis the Season for Baking

Jessica Dickinson Tis Season Baking

Jessica Dickinson of the beautiful children’s lifestyle blog Blake Acres shares her love of classic children’s wear labels on the Junior Style blog.  Jessica and her Boston-based family share their adventures both near and far.  Be sure to follow her on Instagram  @blakeacres

The magic of the season is everywhere these days.  As city dwellers, we’ve been serenaded by brass instruments while shopping and delighted by the grace of figure skaters in pop-up ice rinks.  An abundance of little white lights keeps us cheerful through progressively shorter days.  And when it gets too chilly outside for mitten-clad fingers, we gather in the kitchen to bake.

Jessica Dickinson Tis Season Baking

Jessica Dickinson Tis Season Baking

With hats and aprons on, we’re dressed for the part and ready to roll (dough that is!).  This year I’ve chosen a baked good that is more pleasant for the eyes than the taste buds and carries with it a piece of tradition from my Eastern European heritage, the Licitar heart of Croatia.

If you’ve ever visited this Mediterranean country, Licitar hearts are not hard to find.  They make for perfect holiday adornments and are traditionally given as expressions of love. We channelled our Croatian roots and found ourselves with doughy hands in a sea of red food dye and white icing.

Jessica Dickinson Tis Season Baking

Jessica Dickinson Tis Season Baking

Our festive red cookies (which have close ties to gingerbread) were a delight to make and decorate.  Although there are few recipes available, I prefer the one found on the official Licitar home page.  These pretty little hearts can be stored or made again as the perfect decoration for Valentine’s Day.

We wish you a sweet holiday season!

Jessica Dickinson Tis Season Baking


Clothing credits:

Elise’s knit dress:  Misha & Puff

Mila’s blouse: Soor Ploom

Elise’s apron: Fog Linen

Oven gloves: Thornback & Peel

Mila’s hair bow: Pitchoun Designs

Elise’s floral dress: Vintage



All rights reserved

All posts copyright Junior Style Sales Ltd.

Please do not reproduce without permission.

All images courtesy of Jessica Dickinson.

More from Jessica Dickinson
Falling for Selenita
Discover enchanting childrenswear brand, Selentia from Edinburgh.
Read More
Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.