Simple Valentine’s Cookie Sticks

Cute & Simple Valentine's Cookies - Easy step by step directions to make adorable Valentine's Cookies

I love cute cookies…. I also love cookies that don’t take 10 hours to decorate!  These Cute & Simple Valentine’s Cookie Sticks are a perfect little treat to share with the people you love!

I love decorating cookies, but don’t always have the time for complex designs.  For most of my cookies, I love using fun colors and simple designs to create something that is cute, delicious and simply makes a “sweet” little gift for family and friends.

I’ve seen a few cookie friends making fun things with simple, thin rectangle shapes and wanted to play along.  My sweet friend Meaghan of The Decorated Cookie has made several fun ones, and the talented artists behind Melissa Joy Cookies, The Cookie Corner, and Munchkin Munchies have each done some beautiful designs on skinny rectangles.

I have a large rectangle cookie cutter that I’ve used in the past to cut smaller shapes from, but I realized it would be so nice to be able to cut several long rectangles at once.  I contacted my friends over at Truly Mad Plastics and told them what I had in mind… a few days later I had these awesome cutters delivered!

For these Simple Valentine’s Cookie Sticks I used the cutter that makes 1″x4″ cookies.  Feel free to adjust the dimensions to your liking, and you can certainly cut them out individually using a knife (and ruler) on well chilled dough.

Perfectly cute & simple Valentine's Cookie Sticks

Let’s get started!

For these cookies you’ll need…

A batch of cookie dough using my Rolled Sugar Cookie Recipe.

A batch of  Royal Icing.

I prepared thick/outline consistency icing in white, red, pink and blue, and fitted them with 1.5PME tips.  I also prepared a medium/flood consistency icing in the same colors, and fitted those bags with a #2 tip.

Note- The thick/outline icing should be about the thickness of toothpaste.  Thick enough that it stays in place when piped onto a cookie, but not so thick that it hurts your hand to squeeze out the bag.

Medium/flood consistency icing should be about the thickness of shampoo, or corn syrup.  Just thin enough that when you are stirring the icing in a bowl and you pick up the spoon and allow icing from the spoon to fall into the bowl, the line of icing should disappear into the rest of the icing in about 12-15 seconds.

Perfectly cute & simple Valentine's Cookie Sticks

Step 1- Outline one or two cookies at a time, using thick/outline icing and a #1.5 or #2 tip.

Perfectly cute & simple Valentine's Cookie Sticks

Step 2- Immediately fill in the cookie using medium/flood consistency icing and a #2 tip.

Perfectly cute & simple Valentine's Cookie Sticks

Step 3- As soon as you’ve flooded the cookie, and the icing (on the cookie) has leveled out, drop dots of medium/flood consistency icing in your choice of colors.

Perfectly cute & simple Valentine's Cookie Sticks

Step 4- (see photo above and below) Use a toothpick to drag a line from the top of each dot, down through the dot.  After running through one dot (and just before you touch the next dot), pick up the toothpick and wipe the end onto a paper towel or cloth.  Immediately continue with each additional dot.  If you run a toothpick down through all of the dots at once, the colors will run from one dot to the next.  This works fine if all of your dots are the same color, as I did with these Simple Heart Cookies, but I would not recommend it for multi color dots.

Perfectly cute & simple Valentine's Cookie Sticks

 

Perfectly cute & simple Valentine's Cookie Sticks

Step 5 – You’re done!  Set aside and move to the next cookie.  Allow icing to dry 8 hours before packaging cookies.

 

For the other designs pictured above, I just played around with a combination of hearts and lines.  For the striped cookies, I outlined and flooded the cookies, then used the thicker/outline consistency icing for the stripes.

Play around with any combination of dots, hearts and stripes.  If you want to outline the cookie in one color (such as blue, pink or red) and then flood in another color (such as white), allow the outline to dry just a bit (15 minutes or more) before filling in with white.

Simply adorable Valentine's Cookie Sticks!

Looking for more sweet Valentine’s Day ideas?  Find more cute cookies, delicious cupcakes, and pretty cakes by browsing my past Valentine’s Day posts.

Happy decorating!

22 comments

  1. I really wish I could sit down with you in person and do these cookies together! I’m terrible at decorating cookies. Of course it could be because I am terribly impatient. These are beautiful!

  2. I love your beautiful cookie sticks! I’ve seen Meaghan’s and Sue’s cookies, but I’ll have to go and check out the others you listed. I just love the cute shape. 🙂

  3. What a great idea, I love it! I included this to my Valentine’s Day blog post as well as one of my favorite Valentine’s gift idea. Thanks for the post!

  4. These are gorgeous!! And they’re so easy!!

  5. Very pretty! I like the shape of the cookie and the color combo. Love you!
    -Cecilia

  6. These are so pretty and you know what? They’re so easy I bet even I can make them!

  7. This cutter has quickly become one of my favorites! Thanks!

  8. I love decorated cookies, but have never attempted decorating cookies myself. I just don’t have the confidence to try! However, these look a little less complicated and I might just have to give these a try and lose the disbelief in my ability to decorate cookies.

  9. Oh my gosh, I LOVE this color combo!! So cute!!

  10. These are super cute!!

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