Move over Cupid, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and boy do we have a treat for you! What better way to celebrate than with sweet sugar cookies decorated for your loved ones. There are a ton of different ways to decorate your heart shaped cookies. Not only are hearts the easiest design to do, but it will always look classy and elegant. These cute, easy frosted valentine cookies are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face and make them feel special.
It is very easy to decorate these cookies it’s the perfect activity to do with your little ones too! Just remember to make a few extra cookies for you to snack on while you are decorating them. To make these valentine cookies all you need is royal icing, edible pearls, baked sugar cookies, food coloring and most importantly tools from Excel Blades’ Cake Collection. Don’t forget to add love!
Grab your dough, some milk and let’s start making sweets for our sweeties!
Step 1: Roll out your dough. Then, grab your K26 Fit Grip Knife and cut out a heart. Trace over any cuts you have already made.
Step 2: Remove all the excess dough and place it to the side to make more cookies!
Step 3: Using your fingertips, smooth out the edges of your dough. Now bake your cookie!
Step 4: Grab the thick royal icing and cut a small hole on the corner of the bag using your K26 Fit Grip. Move the icing towards the opening to easily outline the cookies. Once you are ready, outline the edges of the cookie with your royal icing. Repeat this process for all the cookies you want to decorate. Let the icing on the cookies dry.
Step 5: Once the icing is dry, grab your thin royal icing. Using your K26 Fit Grip once again cut a small hole on the corner of the bag and flood the center of the cookie with the icing. Be sure to put a decent amount of icing on the cookie for optimal coverage.
Step 6: Next, grab your fixed needle point awl and evenly distribute the icing within the cookie. Continue to do this until the entire cookie is covered with icing. Then, let the icing dry.
Tip: Doing this with your needle point awl will help release any air bubbles in the icing.
Step 7: Using your slant point tweezers, grab the edible pearls and decorate your cookie however you would like. We decided to outline the cookie first and then fill it in with more beads.
Tip: Use your hollow point tweezers to place more than one bead at a time. The hollow body holds beads inside while you work.
Let’s decorate another cookie!
Step 8: Grab a pounce wheel and make lines across the cookie diagonally. Try to space out the lines as evenly as possible.
Step 9: Now, create lines perpendicular to the ones you just made.
Step 10: Grab your slant point tweezers and place beads where the lines cross. Double check the cookie to make sure you put a bead at each point before it completely dries.
You have finished decorating your heart cookies!
Not only is this DIY super easy, but it is also the perfect treat for the ones you love! Have fun and mix colors, use sprinkles, or just draw on your cookies. The possibilities are endless when you get to create your own designs.
We hope you enjoyed decorating your Valentine heart cookies as much as we did!
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