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!


  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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!

  4. felicitaciones es muy lindo lo que haces es un arte

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

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  7. Simply PERFECTION in every way!

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

  9. 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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