Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentines Cookies

It's almost time for Valentines Day, and you know what that means: chocolate, cookies, love! So I skipped the chocolate, but not the cookies. That's right, I made Valentines cookies!

Love Letter Cookies via @cupcake_n_bake #valentines


Specifically, I called them love letter cookies, because, well, they look like love letters. I originally wanted them to be "Sealed with a Kiss Cookies", but I knew they was no way I could pipe lips. So, I decided to seal the envelopes with hearts instead. I like to think of the hearts as wax stamps. You know, like you see in movies set way back in the day. 

Love Letter Cookies via @cupcake_n_bake #valentines

Anywho, lets make them shall we. 

You'll need: Wilton Rose gel coloring
                    Royal Icing
                    Rectangular shaped cookies
                    #2 and #4 tips

Pretty Love Letter Cookies via @cupcake_n_bake #valentines

First (after your cookies cool), You'll pipe a rectangle using the #2 tip and white royal icing. Then, you'll fill the rectangle in with flooded icing. Let it dry completely. Easy Peasy.

Love Letter Cookies via @cupcake_n_bake #valentinesday

When your flooded icing is finished drying, go back to you white piping back with the #2 tip. Pipe diagonal lines from each corner until they connect. You just made an envelope!

Now, color some of the remaining royal icing Rose, and prepare a piping bag using the #4 tip. Draw small hearts at the tip of the envelope flap. Shazam - Love Letters!

Love Letter Cookies via @cupcake_n_bake #valentinesday #love

Now, you can give your significant other a love letter without actually having to write one.

Happy Valentines Day! 


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23 comments :

  1. A really sweet idea. I like the little hearts. :)
    Greetings from Germany

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  2. These look absolutely beautiful - almost too good to eat!

    Kate x
    http://www.kateathome.com/

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  3. These are ADORABLE! I love them!!
    Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

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  4. I love, love, love this idea! I have never been very good at icing things, but I think I could handle this!

    Thank you for bringing these lovely cookies to the In and Out of the Kitchen party. I look forward to seeing what you bring next week.

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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    1. These are super simple. If I can ice them, you can!

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  5. How creative! Absolutely love the idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Looks like a yummy and festive treat!So, so cute! Come link up beginning tonight at The CSI Project. The challenge is Valentine Treats and Eats. Each week is a new crafty challenge. Come on by!
    www.thecsiproject.com

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  7. Renea,
    These are so cute, what fun idea. I saw you at Six Sisters link party. Now I'm your newest follower in all ways, even get your e-mail. I would love for you to visit me at http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/ I do a link party on Tuesday's would love for you to link up.
    Hugs,
    Wanda Ann

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    1. I'm so glad you like them that much, Wanda Ann! I followed you back :)

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  8. How sweet and cute these are! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  9. Renea, wanted to let you know this will be one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. See you tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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