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Show Off Your Sweet Side This Valentine's Day

Jan 26, 2015 03:35AM ● Published by Family Features

Treat family, friends and co-workers to something they will all love this Valentine's Day by making easy and impressive cookies. Start with your favorite roll-out cookie recipe or simply dress up store-bought ones by adding some simple details with icing. 

From the cupids at Wilton, here are three ways to leave them smitten with sweets this Valentine's Day: 

  • Desserts with dimension. Triple your treats by stacking three decorated cookies in different sizes together and attach them with icing.

  • Complement with color. A simple piping technique looks stunning when piped in different colors on your cookies.

  • Get to gifting. Wrap your finished treats in a Valentine's Day treat bag or box.

For more fun and delicious Valentine's Day recipes, baking tips and inspiration, visit www.wilton.com.

Scalloped Heart Cookies

Ingredients

  • Favorite roll-out cookie recipe
  • Ready-To-Use White Creamy Decorator Icing
  • Icing Colors: Burgundy, Red-Red and Christmas Red

Preparation

  1. Prepare and roll out dough following recipe directions. Use largest cutter from the 4-piece heart nesting cookie cutter set to cut out shape. Bake and cool cookies.
  2. Divide icing into four equal portions. Tint one of each portion light burgundy, dark burgundy and combination of red-red/Christmas red. Reserve last portion white.
  3. Starting from top edge of heart, use tip 102 and icing in dark burgundy, light burgundy, red and white to pipe V-shaped groups of two petals, one piped from left and one from right, to create row of petals in alternating colors. Repeat with second row between petals in first row. Continue to repeat pattern until cookies are covered.

Stackable Ombre Heart Cookies

Ingredients

  • Favorite roll-out cookie recipe
  • Royal icing (recipe on wilton.com)
  • Rose Icing Color
  • Heart Micro Mini Icing Decorations

Preparation

  1. Prepare and roll out cookie dough following recipe directions. Use 3 smallest cutters from 4-piece heart nesting cookie cutter set to cut out shapes. Bake and cool cookies.
  2. Divide royal icing into three equal portions, and tint 3 shades of rose. Thin a portion of each shade following recipe directions. Use tip 3 and full-strength tinted icing to outline cookies. Use thinned tinted icing in cut decorating bag to fill in cookies; gently tap to smooth icing. Let dry overnight.
  3. Use icing to attach cookies, stacking largest to smallest; place icing decoration on top.

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