Can anyone believe Valentine's Day is already upon us?! It seems like New Years just happened a day ago! In an effort to get the ball rolling and expand our creative horizons, we have teamed up with Jessica from Gypset Kitchen to create these super sweet (literally) Valentine's Day themed cookies. It all started when we stumbled across the lip shaped cookie cutters, but we needed the help of a pro for the rest ;)
Jessica was sweet enough to spend the day baking and decorating with us and we cannot lie, we may have done more cookie eating than decorating (lol), BUT, rest assured, we documented the whole thing so you can easily recreate these pretty little desserts at home.
What You Need:
Once you have your cookie dough ready to go, roll it out on a flat surface sprinkled with flour to help it not stick. Since we didn't have a rolling pin (are we alone here?!), we used a straight bottle of wine to roll out the dough to a good thickness.
The cookies will expand and rise so it's best to keep the thickness around 1/4"
Peel away excess dough, re-roll and repeat until you've cookie cut all your desired shapes.
Gypset Kitchen tip: before baking your cookies in the over, let them sit on a flat shelf in the freezer for 15 minutes or until the dough has hardened. This will help the cookies hold their shape.
After all your cookies have baked, let them sit for 15 minutes before you start frosting. Otherwise the flooding will actually floor over, which would not make for a very pretty cookie.
The first step to flooding is outlining the cookie with the icing at a thicker consistency. Once you've outlined all your cookies add a small teaspoon of water and mix until it is a lot more liquidy.
Now is when you'll need about 3000 toothpicks. Before getting into the design element, we used a toothpick to move the "background" color around. This helped conserve the icing. Be prepared to move fairly quick, as the icing does settle immediately.
To add a festive touch to these cookies we did a combination of little lips, hearts, polka dots, and a herringbone design. This part also requires a TON of toothpicks, as you need to use a new one for each stroke.
And if you're just not feeling that ambitious you can always go the sprinkle route. They are equally as cute and much simpler! Either option is very sweet and thoughtful, and you know guys don't pay attention to that kind of thing anyway! Wishing you all a lovely Valentine's Day with your sweetie!
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