Sweet Hearts

I made these little cookie favors for my brother’s wedding this past summer (oh my gosh, remember summer?!) but they would work perfectly for Valentine’s Day! Just swap out the blue and white for pink and red and you’re good to go.

They look more complicated than they are — all you need is a big batch of homemade sugar cookies shaped like hearts and a bowl of icing glacé (what’s that, you say? It’s like royal icing, but tastes better). Pipe a border of thickened icing around the edge of the cookies and let it dry. Then flood the center of the cookie with looser icing until it’s completely smooth. While the icing is still wet, pipe small dots in a different icing color around the border then immediately drag a toothpick smoothly through the dots until a chain of cute little hearts form!

Now you can make sweet hearts for your sweetheart!

Icing Glacé Recipe

1lb powdered sugar (about 3 3/4 cups)
6 tbsp. whole milk
6 tbsp. light corn syrup (6 tbsp. is equal to 1/4 cup plus another 2 tbsp.)
1 tsp. extract (vanilla, almond, whatever works)

Whisk powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Stir in corn syrup and extract and whisk until smooth (this should be a good flooding consistency — add more powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach the desired thickness for piping). Add food coloring as needed (gel food coloring works best).

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About gttebykate

I am an amateur cook and baker who likes to feed her friends and whip up a frenzy in the kitchen. While I adore butter, sugar, and every kind of baked good, I also like to experiment with healthier options and substitutions...sometimes.
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