Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my wonderful readers out there! I know some people think this is a “Hallmark holiday” created by retailers to boost sales, but even if it is, I see no reason not to celebrate and tell your loved ones what they mean to you. Everybody loves to be loved, right? Plus I can’t resist all a holiday themed with my two favorite colors! I’ve been doing a LOT of cooking and baking lately, and have about seven or eight blog updates ready to go, but I decided I just had to post my Valentine’s goodies today before the time had passed me by!
Most of what I bake is made with other people in mind, but I made these cookies just for myself. And really, more because I enjoy the act of baking and decorating them than I do eating them (although they are delicious!) Ever since I figured out how to work with royal icing, I have been in love with the gorgeous cookies it can produce. I started thinking about these Valentine’s cookies a month ago, and actually sketched out my ideas so that I would not forget them. (Nerd alert!) I was pretty happy with how these turned out. I think they could have been even better but after a very long week and a lot of other baking, decorating at 11 pm at night – well, this is what I got. I still think they are pretty cute, though ;) Click the links for my sugar cookie recipe and my royal icing recipe and tips.
I’ll be updating a little bit later today to share one more Valentine’s themed treat I baked up. Stay tuned!