How to Decorate a Heart Cookie
Prepare the following items:
2 Tipless Piping Bags
Super Red Food Coloring
Spatulas & pint glasses to fill your piping bags
Step 1: Bake and cool cookies before decorating. Make sure cookies are fully cooled. If they are warm, the icing will run off of them. Make royal icing. Learn how to mix different consistencies of royal icing here>>
Prepare the following icing colors:
Step 2: Cut the tip off of your disposable piping bag. Make sure you leave a small tip for precision when piping.
Step 3: With your piping consistency icing, carefully pipe a border around your heart. You may be able to achieve more stability by placing your non-dominant hand on the wrist of your piping hand for smoother piping.
Step 4: Once the outline is complete, stop squeezing and lift your piping bag, making sure that you have formed a complete border around the heart shape.
Step 5: Time to flood! With your flood consistency royal icing, fill in your heart shape. Apply the icing liberally, making sure to fill in the center.
Step 6: Using a toothpick, gently move the flood icing around while it is still wet. Ensure that the entire cookie is filled with icing. The border you created earlier will keep the icing from spilling over the side of the cookie.
And you're done! These simple heart cookies will make a big impact for Valentine's Day.
Cookies decorated by Julia Perugini of @juliascookiesaz