Happy Valentine’s Day!

valentine-cookies

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my wonderful readers out there!  I know some people think this is a “Hallmark holiday” created by retailers to boost sales, but even if it is, I see no reason not to celebrate and tell your loved ones what they mean to you.  Everybody loves to be loved, right?  Plus I can’t resist all a holiday themed with my two favorite colors!  I’ve been doing a LOT of cooking and baking lately, and have about seven or eight blog updates ready to go, but I decided I just had to post my Valentine’s goodies today before the time had passed me by!

Most of what I bake is made with other people in mind, but I made these cookies just for myself.  And really, more because I enjoy the act of baking and decorating them than I do eating them (although they are delicious!)  Ever since I figured out how to work with royal icing, I have been in love with the gorgeous cookies it can produce.  I started thinking about these Valentine’s cookies a month ago, and actually sketched out my ideas so that I would not forget them.  (Nerd alert!)  I was pretty happy with how these turned out.  I think they could have been even better but after a very long week and a lot of other baking, decorating at 11 pm at night – well, this is what I got.  I still think they are pretty cute, though 😉  Click the links for my sugar cookie recipe and my royal icing recipe and tips.

I’ll be updating a little bit later today to share one more Valentine’s themed treat I baked up.  Stay tuned!

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16 Responses

  1. These are too cute! Happy Valentine’s Day to you too! 🙂

  2. Love the cookies! Happy V-day to you too!

  3. Gorgeous! Nice job. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  4. Adorable! Happy Valentines Day to you and your family!

  5. These are absolutely beautiful! I haven’t tried working with your royal icing but I am excited to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  6. So adorable! I need to try working w/royal icing to see if I can produce cute cookies.

  7. Happy Valentine’s Day, Annie! These cookies are super cute!

  8. These are so cute! I wish I could decorate my baked goods so neatly.

  9. Those are all adorable! happy Valentine’s day!

  10. These look beautiful! I am planning to try Royal Icing very soon! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  11. You did an amazing job on the icing! They look great!

  12. You really make the best sugar cookies iv’e ever seen. in that Valentines days coming up soon, i’ll definitly be trying to make these

  13. How did you get the icing to be so red? I ended up pink/salmon icing. Not what I was hoping for.

    • Hi Angela,
      I don’t have any special tricks, I just use the gel icing colors. They are extremely vivid and I never have trouble getting the shade I’m going for.

  14. hi 🙂
    can i know how long does the cookies last? coz i wanna make some and mail it
    >.<

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