These cookies were made for my cousin’s bridal shower. To be specific, my first cousin once removed. When you’re into genealogy as I am we toss around relative terms, but to others it can sound confusing. In simpler terms, Caitlin is the daughter of my first cousin. Ah, now it makes sense, right? She is a darling, vivacious girl with a beautiful smile. She and her future husband are in the noble profession of teaching; inspiring and educating youngsters who will become the world’s future leaders. After college, Caitlin chose to teach in South America and little did she know at the time but that choice was going to impact the rest of her life. Why? Just down the hallway from her classroom was her now husband-to-be; a handsome, fun-loving teacher with a passion for jazz music.

Still in the throes of planning an autumn wedding, her bridesmaids threw her a shower. These cookies were just a sample of the goodies served. These cookies depict two hearts united and the initials of the soon-to-be bride and groom. Monograms are a skill I’ve yet to hone but the cookies were enjoyed by all. Congrats Caitlin & Leo!

Heart Cookies
Double Heart Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining tinted Light Pink with AmeriColor Deep Pink and AmeriColor Super Red
Royal Icing for flooding tinted with AmeriColor Super White
Royal Icing for outlining and detail tinted Light Yellow with AmeriColor Egg Yellow
Royal Icing for outlining tinted Green with AmeriColor Leaf Green
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tips #1, #2, #3

Outline hearts with #3 tip in pink icing. Let sit one hour.

Flood cookies in white icing. Let dry overnight.

Outline hearts again with #3 tip in pink icing.

Outline initials with #3 tip in pink icing.

For flowers, pipe dots with #2 tip in yellow outline icing. Let sit 30 minutes.

Pipe circles atop dots with #1 tip in yellow detail icing.

Pipe leaves with #2 tip in green icing. Let dry overnight.




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  1. Very sweet story and the cookies are adorable! I'm sure she was so proud that you made those for her!

    1. Hi Colleen, Thank you! Caitlin enjoyed the cookies although I'd like to improve my piping skills when it comes to monograms. I think everyone enjoys a love story!

  2. Congratulations to the soon-to-be bride and groom. Your cookies are lovely and no doubt they were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone at the shower!

    1. Thanks Paula! I appreciate your visit to the Clinic and have a nice week.

  3. HI Joan - lovely cookies - I love the double heart and pink is my favorite color! Tomorrow night I'm doing a cookie round-up at Best of the Weekend and will be featuring these!

    1. Hi Deb, Thank you! I really appreciate the feature at Best of Weekend.

  4. These are so cute! Perfect for shower or wedding favors; pinned.Thanks for the tutorial. Visintg from Best of the Wekend. Have a good Labor Day! Lnda

    1. Linda, Thank you and I appreciate the pin. Enjoy the holiday weekend.


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