Sugar Cookie Conversation Hearts

I personally love Valentine’s Day. Not because it’s all lovey dovey, but because of all the sweets and desserts and more sweets and desserts…my true love! Red, pink and purple candy line the shelves, while chocolate truffles line my stomach! Cookies, cakes, chocolate covered strawberries are in full array in the bakery cases. Everything is heart shaped and so festive to reflect the holiday. I love it! Love it! Love it!  While I ooh and ahh at all the fabulous desserts behind the glass, I enjoy getting messy in the kitchen, myself, to make my own Valentine cookies for all my favorite Valentines!

Conversation cookie hearts are my favorites this time of year. They’re fun, extra delicious and can be easily transported. I can pack them up and deliver or send to whom ever I want without them getting easily damaged or messed up.

They’re super tender, flaky, sweet sugar cookies dipped in an icing covered with sugar sprinkles. This makes them pretty durable and stackable. I then write a little phrase or word in royal icing, which dries hard, to complete the cookie. They can be stacked or placed into a bag without any sticking together or sticking to the bag. You can show your loved ones how much you love them with these customizable cookies.

Get out your mixer! Start by creaming your butter and sugar until light in color and fluffy. Scrape the bowl thoroughly and add in the egg and vanilla. Make sure to incorporate well. Next, add the flour and bring together until the dough is thick and pliable and no more flour is visible. Gently pour onto a floured surface and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Get out your heart cookie cutter, any size will do, although I prefer a small 1” heart. It adds cuteness and makes them fun and poppable. Press out the shapes until the dough is all used up! Cut out, or eaten…you know how it goes! I can not resist cookie dough.

Anyway, pan up your cookies and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10-12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies start to turn golden brown. Cool completely and get ready to decorate.

To make the icing, start by pouring a pound of powdered sugar into a bowl. Add about 1/4 cup water, more or less, until a smooth, viscous icing is achieved. Add vanilla extract and stir into icing. No need to color it. The sprinkles will completely cover the cookie!
After the icing is made, set up your dipping station. Have your cookies, icing and desired color sugar sprinkles all laid out in separate bowls. First, dip the cookie’s top into the icing.

Let excess drip off and immediately place cookie into sprinkles. Cover icing completely. Place on parchment or wax paper to dry.

Once they’re all covered in sprinkles and gorgeous, make some royal icing. Add an egg white to your mixing bowl and add one pound powdered sugar. Whip until thick and shiny. Place into a piping bag with a writing tip. Go to town and write your favorite conversation heart phrase or word!
I’m “SURE” you will “LOVE” these cookies! They’re “PRETTY” “AMAZING!” They’re so “SWEET” you’ll want to say “BE MINE” “I HEART YOU” you “LOVELY” cookies! It’s just “YOU & ME” my “BFF” my “SOUL MATE” my “SWEET STUFF!” So “TWEET ME” “TEXT ME” “CALL ME” “FACEBOOK ME” how much you “LOVE” these “FABULOUS” cookies. “HUGS & KISSES!” “XOXO!”

Once the cookies are dry, they’re ready to eat, share or ship. They’re simply the perfect sweet to love this Valentine’s Day! I know my little guy loves them, my family and friends, my dog especially, and me! They’re quite addicting especially when they’re small and poppable!

Give them a try. I’m sure you will heart these cookies!!

Here are a few items you’ll need to make the perfect cookie!

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Sugar Cookie Dough

Flaky, tender, sweet, buttery sugar cookies that melt in your mouth! 

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 2 Dozen Cut-out Cookies

Ingredients

  • 6 Oz. Granulated Sugar
  • 14 Oz. Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Each Egg
  • 1 Tbsp. Vanilla
  • 1 Pound All Purpose Flour

Instructions

  1. 1. Cream together butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. 


    2. Add egg and vanilla extract. 


    3. Add all purpose flour and mix until all incorporated. 


    4. Pour dough onto floured surface and roll out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out into shapes. 


    5. Place cut-out cookies onto greased or lined sheet pan and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. 


    6. Cool and decorate! Enjoy! 

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Run-Out Icing

Sweet icing glaze used to ice cookies and other pastries. 

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. 1. In bowl, add powdered sugar, water and vanilla. 


    2. Mix all ingredients together until fully incorporated. 


    3. Ice desired dessert! Enjoy! 

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Royal Icing

An egg white and sugar icing that dries hard


Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Each Egg White

Instructions

  1. 1. In mixing bowl add powdered sugar and egg white. 


    2. Whip together until thick and shiny. 


    3. Use in desired cookies or pastries. Enjoy! 

Chelsea

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