Here is how I did it:
|I started by melting 1/4 of a bag of Wilton pink candy melts. Once melted, I put them into a squeeze bottle (you will see below) to write.|
|On very slightly oiled parchment paper (aluminum foil and wax paper work as well), I used the squeeze bottle to write. Once that was done I put them in the freezer while I prepared and baked the cookies.|
|Roll the dough on a floured surface- make sure you flour your rolling pin as well|
|While the cookies bake, make the icing|
|I separated the finished icing into two bowls to make the colors I wanted. I used a very small amount of Wilton food gel in Rose Pink|
|Take the cookies out when they begin to get a golden color|
|These are the icing colors and the sanding sugar I used to decorate the cookies|
|Fill it in by doing the zig-zags twice and use the tip of the bottle to fill in any un-iced areas|
|Wait about 5 minutes for the icing to dry before adding your 'love'|
|I used the pink sanding sugar from Williams-Sonoma to go around the 'love'|
Happy almost Valentine's Day! Look back for more Valentine's ideas like table decorating and the perfect make-up look!
-2 cups flour
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1 1/2 sticks of salted butter
-3/4 cups sugar
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Combine all of the ingredients. Once combined, roll onto a floured surface using a rolling pin. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until slightly golden. Let cool on a cooling rack.
-5 cups powdered sugar
-8 tablespoons warm water
-4 tablespoons meringue powder
In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix all of the ingredients. Mix for about 6 minutes on low, or until the consistency of glue. Meringue powder can be hard to find, I got mine at Williams-Sonoma, but I have also seen it at Michaels.
**Lastly, a VERY happy 21st birthday to my cousin, Michele!!!!