When I posted my Nutella Sandwich Cookies for Nutella Day on Saturday, though, I promised that the cutout cookies would work well for decorating… I keep my promises. Plus, my hand is doing much better.
I used the leftover dough from the Nutella Cutout Cookies to make some heart shaped cookies (and a few double-heart cookies), and I decorated them for Valentine’s Day.
As I typically do, I decorated these cookies with royal icing. I was a bit nervous since I was out of practice, but the cookies turned out well in the end. I used this great tip from Gail to make sure that my red and white icing did not bleed together on the double heart cookies, and it worked like a charm!
And, you may be wondering about how I got perfectly red icing… Well, I used the AmeriColor Super Red food coloring, adding it a few drops at a time until the icing was a nice deep red. Don’t be scared if you feel like you’re adding quite a bit of coloring. It takes a lot. It’s also worth noting that the icing dries a shade darker than it is when it is wet.
So, get moving! Whip up a batch of Nutella cutout cookies and decorate some cookies for your Valentine! Hopefully my cookie designs will provide a few ideas to get you started!
Please note that the link to the AmeriColor food coloring provided on this page is an Amazon affiliate link.