Simple Heart Valentine’s Cookies {Decorating how-to}

I love when a simple technique can be used to make something look extra special.  These heart Valentine’s cookies are super easy to decorate, but yield impressive results.

I started with a batch of Chocolate roll-out cookie dough.  I used a medium sized heart cutter to cut my shapes, then a small heart to cut out the center.  You can bake up the mini hearts, or roll the dough back together to make more hearts with cut-outs.

When your cookies are baked and cooled, prepare a batch of Royal Icing.  To copy this design, you’ll only need two bags of icing, one red and one white, both in a medium consistency.  Certainly, adding pink details to these cookies would be beautiful as well.

How to create a string of hearts with icing…

1.  Outline the cookies (as shown).  Allow the outline to set up a bit (about 30 minutes).

2.  Flood cookie with white icing.

3.  Immediately, add dots (as shown).

4.-6.  As soon as dots have settled into the white icing (about 30 seconds), drag a toothpick from the top center of the heart cookie, through the first dot.  Continue dragging the toothpick through all of the dots on one half of the cookie, in one continuous motion (as seen above).

7.  Repeat on the other side of the cookie, starting at the top, drag a toothpick through the dots.

8.  Allow cookies to dry (about 8 hours).

9.  Share with someone you love  =)

Happy Decorating!

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84 Responses to “Simple Heart Valentine’s Cookies {Decorating how-to}”

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    Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more — February 2, 2012 at 5:22 am

    I love when simple things look so great!

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    Suzie — February 2, 2012 at 5:45 am

    these are so dainty and pretty!

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    Claudia — February 2, 2012 at 5:51 am

    beutiful!so pretty!i love your blog and all to make you!!!

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    Robin @ Bird On A Cake — February 2, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Just beautiful! As usual. :0)

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    Cookbook Queen — February 2, 2012 at 6:13 am

    These are absolutely adorable!! Love the color contrast :)

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    חתולי8 — February 2, 2012 at 6:14 am

    OMG!!
    this is so beautiful!

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    ButterYum — February 2, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Pure perfection – pinning!!

    :)
    ButterYum

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    Amy — February 2, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Those are great cookies, I know mine would not look as nice as yours!!!

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    snugglebunnie — February 2, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Very pretty and easy to do thanks.

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    Rocio Valle Gonzalez — February 2, 2012 at 7:12 am

    amazing!! i love it! hugs from spain! :)

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    Trish - Sweetology101 — February 2, 2012 at 7:27 am

    so so so pretty……perfect for a tea table.

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    Lightleaf Studio — February 2, 2012 at 7:30 am

    It's simply wonderful thanks so so much for sharing love and tutorial.

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    Angela — February 2, 2012 at 7:34 am

    These are beautiful ! Love them!!

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    Daphne — February 2, 2012 at 7:35 am

    This is amazing! So pretty!

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    Mi Vida en un Dulce — February 2, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Beautiful…as you explain looks easy to decorate, but I don't know, I found it a little bit complicate, I mean, transform the dots into hearts..

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    regan — February 2, 2012 at 7:39 am

    These are simple, yes…..but spectacular! These are gorgeous!

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    Elizabeth — February 2, 2012 at 7:41 am

    These are adorable! I've been wanting to make decorated cookies for valentine's day this year.

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    Sandra — February 2, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Picture Perfect!!

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    Carrie - Carrie's Creations — February 2, 2012 at 8:29 am

    super cute!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 2, 2012 at 8:34 am

    These are beautiful! Love this valentine treat :)

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    Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista — February 2, 2012 at 8:45 am

    So pretty! And you make it look so easy:) I never knew how to make those hearts before, thanks.

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    Lulu's Sweet Secrets — February 2, 2012 at 8:53 am

    These are stunning!

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    What's for dessert? — February 2, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Perfect decoration!

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    Ari — February 2, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Love all what you do!!!!

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    Heather — February 2, 2012 at 10:12 am

    So pretty!

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    miss b — February 2, 2012 at 10:14 am

    These look stunning – a little different too with the middle cut out!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

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    CraftyLoops — February 2, 2012 at 10:27 am

    These look amazing. Lee x

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    Jany@SuperCuteCookies — February 2, 2012 at 11:11 am

    They look adorable!

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    Caryn — February 2, 2012 at 11:25 am

    This blog never fails to make my jaw drop! HOW do you do things so NEATLY?? I guess it's practice but my what a steady hand you must have. Thank you so much for all that you share!
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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    SweetSugarBelle — February 2, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Perfectly pretty, as usual!

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    My Cake Porn — February 2, 2012 at 11:44 am

    So simple yet absolutely gorgeous!

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    Grace Baxter — February 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I love the look of these. And I'm sure they are as delicious as they are pretty.

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    Minnesota Mazzio's — February 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    thank you so much for the easy step by step break down, I am going to try these

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    Brenda — February 2, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Ooooo…I love these. So beautiful!!

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    K M — February 2, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Nice job again! Better watch that photo…I can see someone "stealing" it like so many of your beautiful photos!

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    Canterbury Cakes — February 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    These are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing the tutorial.

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    Maria — February 2, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Beautiful and festive cookies! LOVE!

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    Cecilia — February 2, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Yum! I'm not great with royal icing so I may have to make a few batches before they look presentable! Love you!
    ~Cecilia

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    LDH — February 2, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    So beautiful! Almost too pretty to eat!

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    Pampered Sweet Tooth — February 2, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Cute and simple Valentine's Day idea. The creative touches are perfect! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

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    The BearFoot Baker — February 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    These are beautiful!!

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    Regina — February 2, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    They are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing

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    Allison @ Alli 'n Son — February 2, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    These are stunning! You make it seem so easy.

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    Sydney — February 2, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Wow these are gorgeous! You're work is always breathtaking!

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    Joy Adams — February 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Wow! I Love, Love, Love these cookies. These are so amazing.

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    So Domesticated — February 2, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    So, so, so pretty… love your hearts!

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    Kelly-Jane — February 3, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Thay are awesome! Totally love them.

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    Heidi @ Bits of Sunshine — February 3, 2012 at 4:19 am

    These are so gorgeous! You make it look so simple. I have been so keen to try this whole royal icing thing out but it just looks so daunting! I will have too bookmark this post :)

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    Andrea — February 3, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Beautiful! I love that cookies…

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    Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper — February 3, 2012 at 5:30 am

    These are so cute and look delicious! They are just beautiful. I hope you will link them up to my I Heart Projects Linky Party.
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/01/i-heart-projects-linky-party.html

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    FoodEpix — February 3, 2012 at 6:15 am

    This looks beatiful. Would love for you to share your gorgeous pictures with us at foodepix.com.

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    Mona — February 3, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Love, Love, LOVE these!!!
    Thank you for the how to : )

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    Crlsweetie912 — February 3, 2012 at 7:28 am

    These are so beautiful! I love it!

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    SusieQTpies — February 3, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Yummy I would LOVE for you to stop over and link up in HAPPY FRIDAY- the theme is Valentine. Everyone who links up today will get a Pin from me on Pinterest! Hope you join in the tasty fun!

    Susie- http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2012/02/happy-friday-valentine-link-up.html

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    cookies and cups — February 3, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Those are so so cute!! The dark cookie is so pretty with the white and red!

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    Karen @ Sugartown Sweets — February 3, 2012 at 9:17 am

    These made my eyes POP!!! This is THE prettiest Valentine cookie I've seen yet!! Love them. :)

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    Jen — February 3, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I am too scared of royal icing to make these, but oh my are they GORGEOUS!!!

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    Heather Seeley — February 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Your treats are so beautiful and I especially love how you photograph them all!

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    Hazel at Chicken in a Cherry Sauce — February 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Thanks for the tips! Would love these on Valentine's :)

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    Cristin (Pinkie) of Cristin's Cookies — February 3, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    These are so gorgeous Glory! Thanks for sharing the technique! I love the tutorial, your beautiful cookies and perfect photography! Thanks! Cristin

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    mygiftsvalentineday.com — February 4, 2012 at 12:23 am

    So cute…
    i also just found cool ideas for Gifts on Valentine day from here > http://mygiftsvalentineday.com/

    :)

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    Anonymous — February 4, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Oh you're killin' me!!! I can't decide between these, the chocolate chip roll out cookies, or the chocolate cookie/cherry icing sandwich cookies!!! I want to do them all, but don't have time!! :-) you are very talented. Thanks for the inspiration.
    -Kirsten
    Houston, TX

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    Kimmie Matthews — February 4, 2012 at 5:55 am

    I tried Royal frosting for the first time last week. It was tricky at first, but I got the hang of it. I found your site while perusing ideas on pinterest – and I LOVE your work and the tutorials – it has really helped!Do you ever add butter flavor (or any other, for that matter) to the frosting?

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    Jo-Lyn's Cup Cakes N' Candies — February 5, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Beautiful!! And not hard to do, Love that!

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    Jo-Lyn's Cup Cakes N' Candies — February 5, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Oh, stop by and check out my new site!! =)

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    marzia — February 5, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Very, very nice! Simply but have a great effect!

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    Diane {Created by Diane} — February 5, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    they look so pretty,LOVE them :)

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    Andreja — February 5, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Very good idea, lovely recipes. Nice design.
    Andreja

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    RecipeGirl — February 6, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Very cute- love the tutorial!

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    Anonymous — February 6, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    these look amazing!
    I'm going to attempt them so could you please tell me what size piping tip you use for the red outlines?

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    Glory/ Glorious Treats — February 7, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    @Tip size- I used a #1.5 PME brand tip to outline, but you could use a #2 as well.

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    Anonymous — February 12, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Simply PERFECTION in every way!
    Maryann

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    makesnowmagic.com — May 9, 2012 at 10:11 am

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    Aurelia — July 26, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Beautiful and so easy!! i don’t know why but I never though about making an outline first….

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    vivi — January 15, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    felicitaciones es muy lindo lo que haces es un arte

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    maja — February 6, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    OH MY! This are the cutest cookies I’ve ever seen! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing it! I will try make some on my own! Thank you!
    Maja

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    simonacallas — May 28, 2013 at 6:11 am

    Thank you very much for this tutorial. I made these cookies for Valentine’s Day and they were such a success. My daughters took them at school and their classmates went crazy :) Although it was a rainy day when I made the royal icing and it was not perfect like yours :)

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    iceberg — February 6, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    brilliant !!!

    i do not comment on the Internet much, but this idea, is just AWESOME

    too bad i did not find it earlier, as i wont find sich heart shaped plate in time, but this is simply breath taking..

    and many many good ideas on this blog too :)

    keep it up, excellent, really manifique work :)

    piece of art and hats down :)

    will surprise my loved one with this :)

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