Valentine’s Day is quite simply the cutest holiday ever. I can’t help but gush over all the fun pink and red creations people make just to celebrate the holiday. And like most, I take a moment to reminisce over all the people in my life that have made such a great impact.
To celebrate the occasion, I came up with this effortless “recipe” for a glitzy and romantic Valentine’s Day cookie. No one ever said baking had to include difficult, intricate details to be lovely. These little heart cookies are absolutely perfect, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can whip them up.
- rolled sugar cookie dough, for cookie cutting
- powdered sugar
- heart cookie cutter
- 3 paint brushes
- honey or corn syrup
- pink luster dust
- gold luster dust
- clear vanilla extract
- Using a rolling pin, roll out the cookie dough on a lightly powdered sugar-dusted surface. Stamp out cookies with the heart cookie cutter, and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake according to the direction on your cookie dough package or in your recipe. Once done, transfer the cookies to a rack to cool completely.
- Roll out the fondant to an 1/8-inch thickness. With the same cookie cutter, cleaned, stamp out heart-shaped fondant.
- Use the paint brush to lightly coat each cookie with honey or corn syrup. Place the fondant on top of the cookie to adhere.
- In 2 small bowls, add approximately3/4 teaspoon luster dust; 1 in each. Then add the vanilla extract. I eyeballed it, using no more than 1/4 teaspoon of extract in each. The mixture should look like thinned paint.
- Use the remaining paint brushes to paint the cookies with the luster dust mixture. Allow to dry for an hour and then package or serve.