Thursday, January 20, 2011

"My love is blossoming for you" valentine cookies


'My love is blossoming for you" valentine cookies.

Yes another bunch of cute heart themed cookies, I have been a bit out of control with them, I love them, I mean who wouldn't love them.

Well I guess all the husbands and boyfriends and any other random males you might be thinking of bestowing any valentine sweetness on.


Someone mentioned they were cute but her husband would laugh at her if she gave them to him, and I guess it's true so I'll try and come up with something less loving for my next valentine post.

Although in my household, I made these and left them out whilst I popped to the shop and when I got back there weren't enough left for me to take the photo's, I had to make more.

"They smelled too good" he said, but I wasn't tricked they might pretend otherwise but men like pretty just as much as we do.


The lovely red gingham bags and twine in the photo's are from Little Sooti.

Oh and I also made some pink ones, they would look good in any colour really but I liked the red ones best.



My love is blossoming for you cookies simple instructions



These cookies were made using this sugar cookie recipe and cutting out flower shapes - the one I used was 7.25 cm and came from a set that looks like this, but don't get hung up with the sizes use what you have.

When the cookies were cooled they were covered with white fondant by rolling out fondant with a small rolling pin on a cornflour dusted surface and using the same flower cutter to cut out the fondant. I secured the fondant to the cookie with a tiny amount of water brushed onto the cookie and then carefully rolled the fondant on with the rolling pin.

I coloured some of the fondant red, rolled it out and cut small red hearts, securing them to the white fondant covered cookie with a really really tiny amount of water. In fact sometime you can lightly press it on without the water.

My heart cutter was 2.5cm (about an inch) across the widest point and came from a set that looks like this, which I got it from Little Betsy Baker.

Finally using some white royal icing I did a messy squiggly outline of the flower shape. I know my piping is not really that good at the best of times but I promise these ones were meant to be squiggly.



Let the cookies dry for a couple of hours or overnight before packing in bags.

16 comments:

  1. They are sweet. My Husband wouldn;t have any problem either eating one or buying one to pass on for valentines day (it just better be for me lol)

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  2. Very cute idea, the cookies turned out really beautiful.

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  3. Ah you are killing me with cuteness! They are beautiful.

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  4. Your cookies are DARLING! The red is my favorite too; it's so vivid on the stark white. Your arrangement and the gingham bags are so cute! I happen to adore gingham:)

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  5. These look simply divine! Gorgeous xx

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  6. These are so sweet and gorgeous! I love the red on them.

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  7. I knew you'd come up with something gorgeous for Valentines Day Linda! :)

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  8. Those are adorable! What a great use for that cutter!

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  9. You must hear this all the time, but your cookies are really incredible, I'm not sure which one is my favourite...., so ALL of 'em thanks :)

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  10. Wow these cookies are so cute, you just gave me an idea--I have those flower cutters too!

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  11. I love these cookies! I love the whimsy outline on the cookies with white on white and I love the heart in the middle. SO simple. So perfect.

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  12. Ok so I'm ready to head out on a valentines picnic with these. These use my kind of piping!!

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  13. Just 'love' these, pardon the pun! I've featured them on my party blog post http://www.stylemyparty.co.uk/blog/celebration-cookies/ definitely cookies for romance, hope you like them being featured, they are sitting with some great company!

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