HEART COOKIES/ Purple Hearts

Who wants cookies? I hear me, me, me! We fell in love with them as toddlers when we ate our first cookie that fit so perfectly in our tiny hands. Then, we asked for another and another. We’ve been hooked ever since! Nowadays, cookies go beyond your basic drop cookie and sugar cut-outs. Cookie decorating is gaining popularity as a new edible art form.

Have you ever glanced at those colorful, decorated cookies in your grocer’s bakery and thought I could never do that?  Well, I’m here to tell you …Yes, you can!  I’m going to show you how easy it is. With some practice you will be decorating beautiful cookies. There will be a surge in your popularity as taste-testers line up. Have you ever indulged and purchased one of those pretty cookies and thought …It doesn’t taste as good as it looks? Well, I have a delicious Shortbread Cookie recipe that will not disappoint and a tasty, not-too-sweet Royal Icing recipe.

What better place to start than with the basics of cookie decorating. Today, I’m sharing with you one of my favorite cookie designs which is easy and fun. These dotty hearts are done with the wet-on-wet technique. I’ll demonstrate how dots transform into hearts in this adorable design. A cookie decorator’s secret tool is the toothpick. Let’s get started.

Dotty Purple Heart Cookies
Heart Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding in Violet with AmeriColor Violet and AmeriColor Regal Purple
Royal Icing for flooding in Light Gray with AmeriColor Black
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Hint: Just a smidge of Super Black on a toothpick will create light gray.

View Video Tutorial

Outline cookie with #2 tip in violet icing.

Flood cookie in violet icing.

Pipe dots along edge of cookie in gray flood icing.

Pull toothpick through dots to create heart design. Let cookies dry overnight.



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  1. Congratulations on this monthly *gig* with Shauna. Going over now to check out your post. The cookies look great!

  2. Joan, these are beautiful! I made sugar cookies for the very first time last week and loved working with royal frosting (especially marbling--such a pretty and elegant way to decorate). Congrats to you! Stopping by from Grow Your Blog :)

    1. Amy, Thank you! Cookie decorating is fun, isn't it? I appreciate you dropping by from GYB.

  3. Oh wow, these look so pretty. I love to bake but my decorating skills always let me down. I'd never thought to outline the cookies first, I always end up with icing dripping all over the counter, thank you for the tip!

    1. Sarah, Thank you! You will find it much easier to decorate outlining the cookie first. I hope you found the video helpful. Keep at it; cookie decorating just takes practice.

  4. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe at The Pin Junkie! It's part of today's Valentine dessert roundup!

    1. Bonnie, Thank you for choosing these cookies for your Valentine dessert roundup. Thanks too for hosting the weekly link party.


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