Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and these are the perfect treat for your sweetheart!!`

I absolutely love how adorable these cookies are!! They are colorful, fun, and taste SO good!!!

We all know these colorful hearts are such a fun part of V-Day, but they are definitely an acquired taste…

That is what makes these cookies so great!

I admit, my forte is not writing on cookies. Even more reason to stick to a few short sayings.

I used:

  • BE MINE
  • LOVE YOU
  • DINNER?
  • HUG ME
  • KISS ME
  • XOXO
  • J + K (For me and the Hubby) 😉

The best part of making these yourself, is that you can personalize them, and have fun with your sayings!

You’ll need a few items to get started:

Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies (I recommend my recipe)

-Royal Icing (recipe below)

-Pastel Gel Food Coloring for tinting the frosting on the cookies (Traditionally these cookies are pastel colored. I recommend these.)

Red Gel Food Coloring for writing on the cookies

Disposable Piping Bags

-Piping Tips #1 and #2

-Toothpicks

-Drinking Glass, for filling piping bags

-Optional, Squeeze Bottles

GETTING STARTED

Make sure your cookies are cool, and start making the royal icing.

Royal Icing

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix all ingredients for 7-10 minutes, or until the icing loses it shine.
  2. You will want it to pipe easily. If it is too stiff, mix in a few drops of water.

COLOR THE ICING

Decide how many colors you will be using (including the red for writing on the cookies). Split the icing into bowls for each color. Cover each bowl with a damp paper towel, this will help prevent the icing from getting hard.

Put one drop of each gel food coloring in each of the bowls, mix. One drop should be enough, since royal icing dries darker. Again, be sure to cover each bowl with a damp paper towel.

OUTLINE

Decide how many cookies you will be piping with each color. Fit a piping bag with piping tip #2. Add about 1/4 of the first cookie color to the piping bag. Pipe an outline around the cookies that you plan to make that color, be sure not to make the outline too close to the edge. Squeeze out any extra icing into it’s original bowl.

Repeat these steps for the remaining cookie colors.

FLOOD THE COOKIES

You will need to use water to thin out the icing for the center of the cookies. Add a couple drops of water at a time to all of the icing colors, EXCEPT red. To test: pick up the spoon and let the icing drizzle back into the bowl. If it disappears within 5 seconds, it is ready to use to flood the cookie.

I did not have any squeeze bottles on hand, so I used piping bags. Since the icing is thin, it can be more difficult to fill the piping bag. To make this easier, I put the piping bag in a drinking glass.

Starting with the first cookie color, fill the piping bag with the icing. Cut a 1/4 inch hole in the bottom of the piping bag. Fill most of each cookie of that color with icing. Using a toothpick, spread the icing into the remainder of the cookie. Use a toothpick to get rid of any air bubbles.

Repeat these steps for the remaining cookie colors.

Let the cookies set for at least 3-4 hours, until the icing hardens.

WRITING 

Fit a piping bag with tip #1. Fill with the red icing, and write fun sayings on each of the cookies.

Let cookies dry overnight before covering.

 

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