Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine's Day Cookies with Glaze Icing

Ahhh... Hearts painted red, and pink, and sprinkled with love!

Ok, you can't let Valentine's Day go by without having sugar cookie hearts, especially if you have kiddos!

Besides chocolate, decorated sugar cookie hearts have Valentines Day written all over them.

How can you resist?

So, if you haven't already made sugar cookies for Valentine's Day, you really must!

Gather the following:

  • Heart Cookie Cutter (or make your own out of cardstock)
  • Sugar Cookies (premade, store bought or homemade)
  • Sprinkles of all varieties
Then make:

 Sugar Cookie Glaze Icing
from allrecipes.com
Print Recipe

Ingredients1 C. confectioners’ sugar
2 tsp. milk plus for thinning as needed
2 tsp. light corn syrup
¼ tsp. almond extract
food coloring


Combine confectioners’ sugar and milk until smooth. (may have to add milk to make more smooth, but only do so in small increments or will become too runny)

Add corn syrup and almond extract.

Divide into bowls and add desired food coloring.

 And Enjoy!!!

My decorating and taste testers approve of making sugar cookies for Valentine's!

Sprinkles of Tips:

*Do this in steps! It will be much more enjoyable. So, make sugar cookie dough one day, refrigerate, then roll, cut, bake another day! Let cool, and decorate that day or another day, if you really plan ahead. But usually I bake and decorate same day.

*This Glaze Icing will harden but takes at least 8 hours. So I like to decorate them at night and let them sit out. For several reasons, a) so they have time to harden and b)so that little fingers aren't as likely to get in them :0)

*Freezing sugar cookie dough a few min. before baking will keep them from spreading so you still have your nice shape you cut out. So, cut out your shapes and pop them in the freezer a few minutes!

*When making icing start out with really thick, dry icing and then thin with milk or corn syrup to desired consistency.
-Use a thick honey for the icing that will be covering the design
-Use more of a runny nectar for adding designs such as dots that you want to blend in and be flat
-Use a thicker/stiffer icing for piping letters that you want to stick out

*Toothpicks work wonders when decorating cookies. Use to scrape off excess, if you have to start over, pop air bubbles, blend in designs, use to tie dye, marble, etc.

See those pretty little swirly hearts? So subtle, yet they are really hearts... made with a toothpick!
*Homemade cutter: And like I said if you don't have a heart cutter or the cutter you want, make your own, my style: use a cardstock or just regular paper draw and cut desired shape and cut around using a knife.

Get creative! 

We did and made these tooth cookies for the dentist office this week since we had a double whammy visit!

Get your Craft On (this post is linked up, go check out other amazing crafty ideas) 

And get to making your Valentine's cookies to share with everyone, including the dentist office if you are going this week!

Until Next Time,
Happy Baking and Cookie Decorating!



  1. These are just lovely. Perfect for Valentine's Day.

  2. You make cookies for the dentist??? That is truly amazing!!!

  3. Briarrose: Thank you! Simplified versions because they are for kids who will gobble them in two seconds!

    Will Run for Health: Ummmm... yes, I am guilty! Hey, I am on a cookie kick and needed an excuse to make more cookies, in a shape different than a heart! And I will say your providers that receive your gifts truly are appreciative! Especially when they have 10 million little kids running around screaming and crying!

  4. I had to smile at the tooth cookies! These are sweet and loving - love the photos of the happy kids.

  5. Lynn, these cookies are so adorable, as are your little girls! Happy (almost) Valentine's Day, and thanks for sharing! I have a V-day dessert up on my blog that I think you'd like very much, too!

  6. Awww... Your little taste testers are adorable and they seem to be loving those cookies.
    Btw, you did an awesome job decorating your cookies. Making valentine cookies is next on my agenda coz you are right....valentines day is just not the same without heart shaped cookies :)

  7. What bright, cute cookies! Your little cookie monsters look pretty happy with their cookies:)

  8. Your decorated Valentine cookies turned out beautiful and I bet they're delicious too. I haven't worked with icing like that before - it's so vibrant. ;)

  9. How can I resist indeed! These valentine hearts are so perfect for valentine baking with my kiddo:)

  10. These are really cute and I love how smooth and bright the frosting appears. Happy Valentine's!