Heart Cookies for Valentine’s Day

It’s been a while since I decorated cookies… Hand surgery has a way of messing things up like that.

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.

28 Responses to Heart Cookies for Valentine’s Day

  1. Eliana says:

    These are too cute Jen! And almost look too good to eat.

  2. Gail says:

    JEN!!!! FABULOUS COOKIES!
    I’ll be taking lessons from you before you know it!
    Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

  3. Jen, I am in awe of your skills. These cookies look to pretty to eat.

  4. JenniferA says:

    These are so beautiful!!! I particularly love the stripes.

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  6. You’re so dang good at decorating. These are gorgeous!

  7. Paula says:

    Your striping piping is awesome Jen! Love all the cookies and so neat that they were made with Nutella.

  8. AmyRuth says:

    Agreed…. too darn cute to eat! Wow! The stripes are perfect. hmmm “Folks, how does she do it?” :”)
    Nicely Done.
    AmyRuth

  9. WOW – these look incredible!!! Especially love the striped heart. So cute! :)

  10. The stripes are dazzling. So cool.

  11. beautiful cookies Jen! I can’t believe I didn’t even make Valentine’s cookies this year. It would have been the perfect time to practice my piping, but I just ran out of time, sadly. I might steal your designs for next year though! ;)

  12. Seeing these put a huge smile on my face. These must taste incredible and they’re so beautifully decorated. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  13. Tracey says:

    Gorgeous Jen! I have to try your Nutella cookies.

  14. I wish that I had your talent for decorating cookies. Yours are so beautiful!

  15. Wow, what steady piping work on the stripped cookie! Hard to believe you are still recovering from your hand surgery, they turned beautifully! Hope you have a great Valentine’s Day. XOXO

  16. Sarah says:

    Love the pin-stripes! Did it take you forever?

  17. your cookies look fabulous!!! congrats on top 9!

  18. Congrats on Foodbuzz Top 9! Your nutella cookies sound amazing and they are beautiful to boot! :)

  19. Those are just gorgeous! I love your designs, almost too pretty to eat! Congrats on making the Top 9!

  20. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    These are so adorable! You are an amazing decorator… :)

  21. Hi Jen! Great looking cookies! Glad your hand is back to piping strength and comfort once again. These are wonderful! Happy Vanentines Day to you and your hubby!
    On a different note, I’d like to take a moment to award you and your blog the “Stylish Blogger Award”! Congratulations!!! This award was recently bestowed on my blog too and it’s time to pay-it-forward :) To find out more, you can visit here and also view your fellow recipiens:
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  22. Crustabakes says:

    I love the super bright red tone of these cookies! i hope u get well soon from that hand surgery :)

  23. Joy says:

    Ohh I love those cookies. IT looks great.

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