VALENTINE’S DAY is right around the corner. And we couldn’t let that day go by without offering a special sweetheart project or two.
Here’s one of our favorite heartfelt recipes. For one reason or another, it has never appeared in any of our books.
Start with sugar cookie dough from the refrigerator case in your local supermarket. (We think the Pillsbury brand works great!)
Roll out the dough. Then use different sizes of heart-shaped cookie cutters to create the shapes. (You can re-roll the scraps to make your dough go further.)
Bake according to the package and let cool.
Once cooled, frost your cookie. Then, before the frosting hardens, dip them into pink or red decorating sugar. Let the sugar set up for a few minutes.
Then begin piping your sweet messages using a tube of chocolate decorating frosting.
Place your hearts on chocolate frosted cupcakes, pointy side down. We like to use a pretzel stick behind them, to hold them up. But you can also lay the hearts flat on the cupcake.
Of course, feel free to pipe on whatever special messages and pet names you and your loved ones share. (We’ll keep ours a secret. They’re a little embarrassing.)
Happy Valentine’s Day,
Alan and Karen