An easy idea when decorating sugar cookies ~ Valentines Day Cookies

This easy idea to decorate Valentines cookies is a cheat but it looks like it took you hours to decorate! Watercolor painting the sugar cookies doesn't take an artistic hand.

We have sugar cookie and fondant recipes for your below, but even over the counter or purchased on Amazon, the look of these Valentines day cookies is sure to please.

To make the Valentine's cookies: Use the same heart shaped cookie cutter as you used on the cookies for the perfect size. Cut hearts out of marshmallow fondant. Place the fondant hearts over the cooled cookies and gently press fondant onto cookie. 

cookie fondant icing

To decorate: Use a food coloring gel paste for your "paint" and use gentle strokes to paint lightly around the cookie. After the cookie is nicely painted with the first layer, paint over the soft strokes for a "watercolor" appearance using various strokes to keep each cookie unique! Add a splash of gold edible paint or gold sugar beads for a little sparkle! 

 decorating valentines day cookies

Sugar Cookie Recipe 

2/3 cup shortening 
2/3 cup butter
1 1/2 cup white sugar 
2 eggs 
2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, shortening and sugar. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, stir into the creamed mixture until dough comes together. Use heart shaped cookie cutter to shape cookies. Place them on an unprepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until bottom is light brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

Marshmallow Fondant Recipe 

2 teaspoons baking powder 
1 teaspoon salt 
1/3 cup granulated sugar 

Combine all ingredients, mix. Easy Peasy! 

valentines day cookies

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