Finding that special someone to spend your time with is no easy feat. So when you find a good one, hold onto them with all you’ve got. Whether you’ve been together for years and years or you’re fresh off the market, there’s no better time to celebrate the love, or like, you’re feeling than Valentine’s Day. Fire up your lovin’ oven and bake up some sweet treats for the special someone in your life.
In a newfound era of openness, we all want to share our feelings all the time, but who has the time? We turn to our digital devices for most of our communication these days. A fast and easy way to send your love without having to fret over grammar or spelling. So, shouldn’t conversation hearts be getting a 2020 update to represent all the feels? Serve up these deliciously honest sugar cookies on some of our Valentine’s Day party supplies to show your sweetie how much they mean to you!
These sweet treats were created, written and shot by @ally.bakes. Check her out on Insta and give her a bunch of ❤️’s!
- Baked Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies (recipe here)
- Royal Icing (recipe here)
- Gel Food Coloring
- Scribe Tool
- Lemon Extract
- Piping Bags
- Gold Edible Luster Dust
- Small Food Safe Paint Brush
First, you will need to bake a batch of heart-shaped cookies. You can find our sugar cookie recipe here. Let your baked heart-shaped sugar cookies cool completely before applying any icing.
While the cookies cool, pre-mix all your royal icing. See our royal icing recipe and tips here.
You’ll want medium consistency for the pink, purple, and teal colors. Remember, a little bit of gel food coloring goes a long way, so slowly add more color until you get the desired shade. The colors used for this project are more of a pastel color, so we only added a little of the gel.
For the white icing, you’ll want it to be closer to a toothpaste type of consistency. This is the best for piping any type of writing.
Since we only need to use round open tips today, we can simply cut off a small part of the tip of the piping bags.
Fill in the entire cookie with icing. Use the scribe to fix any imperfections.
Before piping any words onto your cookie, make sure the first layer is completely dry. This way, you won’t make any dents or crack the icing. Pipe on fun sayings or puns such as:
- I LIKE ALL UR POSTS
- I DELETED BUMBLE FOR U
- LET’S RENT TOGETHER
- LET’S SHIP
- GOT ME LIKE WHOA
- U CAN USE MY NETFLIX
- UR FIRE
You can also pre-plan where you’d like to place the wording. Use your scribe to gently etch where you want your words to go. Slowly pipe the white icing onto the cookie to create words.
Using the same white icing, outline the heart cookie with a simple line.
Once the script is completely dry, mix a small amount of lemon extract with the gold luster dust. Using a small tip paint brush, carefully paint the gold paste onto the words and the outline of the cookie. You can go over it a couple times to get a more pigmented gold color.
Let the cookie dry completely, and there you have it! A simple and fun valentine’s day cookie for your friends and family!