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.
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.