Melt the heart of the one you love with these adorable cookies made fresh from the comfort of your kitchen.
To get started you will need:
- Baked and cooled sugar cookies in any heart shape.
- 2 colors of medium thin royal icing
Step 1: Outline cookie with white royal icing. Flood in outline with the same icing. Completely fill in the cookie.
Step 2: Working quickly, add 7 or 8 evenly spaced small dots of a contrasting color to the just iced cookie.
Step 3: Immediately take a toothpick and drag it through the small dots while the icings are still very wet. This should be done in one slow motion. Do not pick up the toothpick until you are finish with the last dot. You will have created “flying hearts”. Let cookie completely dry.
Step 4: Add small dots of white to the outside edges, starting at the top of the heart and working way your down one side.
Step 5: Finish working your way down the other side. Let dry for about 2 hours.
Alternatively, you can run a small outline around the outside of the cookie and sprinkle with sanding sugar.
You’re done! Package cookies in clear cellophane bags and tie with a beautiful ribbon for gift giving to your favorite Valentine!
Bonus Tip: This same technique may be used for creamy soups or dips. Just use a contrasting liquid. (Sour cream works well in soups.)