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Conversation Cookie Hearts

Express sweet sentiment this Valentine's Day with colorful conversation cookie hearts from in-house stylist Dani Fiore. They're perfect for sending messages tailored to friends, family, or that special someone. Download the Conversation Cookie Template

  • yield: Makes one cookie

Ingredients

  • 1 (1-pound) package white fondant
  • Royal Icing
  • Bright-red or bright-pink gel-paste food coloring
  • 1 (6-inch) fluted Sugar Cookie Cutouts
  • Red or pink sanding sugar (optional)
  • White gel-paste food coloring
  • Red, pink, or white candy-coated chocolates, mini marshmallows, gumdrops, or Red Hots

Directions

  1. Step 1

    On a clean surface, roll out fondant. Using small letter-shaped cookie cutters, cut out desired letters; set aside until dried, about 10 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, mix together half of the royal icing with the red or pink food coloring until desired shade is reached. Transfer to a small squirt bottle with a wide tip. Leaving 1/4-inch border, outline the heart shaped cookie with colored icing. Draw several zigzags across entire surface of the outlined area. If necessary, use a toothpick to spread evenly. Add letters and sprinkle with sanding sugar, if desired. Let dry.

  3. Step 3

    Mix together remaining royal icing with white food coloring. Transfer to a small squirt bottle. Outline colored area of heart with white icing. Add candy-coated chocolates, mini marshmallows, gumdrops, or Red Hots. Let dry.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, February 2010

Reviews (11)

  • 23 Mar, 2010

    The squirt / squeeze bottles are Kuhn Rikon brand and are available at Sur La Table, Crate and Barrel and Amazon. Google "squirt bottle decorating tips" for direct links. The cookie recipe link has been identified below by BrandyGunderson. Also try Cooks Illustrated Glazed Butter Cookies (minus the glaze). Fondant attracts moisture and the icing may be slightly damp even though it appears dry. Don't cover with foil.

  • 14 Feb, 2010

    I made these cookies for my family a few days before Valentine's Day. The day I decorated them, (just as in the video) I put them, uncovered on cookie sheets in my cold oven to keep them out of sight and let them dry. Several hours later, I covered them with foil and left them there for another day and a half. When I uncovered them this morning, the Fondant letters were sticky and gooey. I'm not sure what happened, the rest of the decorations were dry.

  • 10 Feb, 2010

    how do you make the cut out for the big heart cookie?

  • 10 Feb, 2010

    Click on the blue word heart shaped sugar cookie cutouts, there you will fin the recipe. Happy V-Day everyone!

  • 10 Feb, 2010

    Which cookie recipe is best to use?
    Thanks!
    ezstall@comcast.net
    Edie

  • 10 Feb, 2010

    I think she said they used the basic sugar cookie recipe.
    http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/basic-sugar-cookies

  • 9 Feb, 2010

    Would love to know the cookie dough recipe as well.

  • 9 Feb, 2010

    Which sugar cookie dough recipe did you use?

  • 9 Feb, 2010

    did she say she used 'champagne balls' on the border of Martha's cookie? where do you get those?

  • 9 Feb, 2010

    Walmart has the bottles as well as Michael's.

  • 9 Feb, 2010

    Where do you find the squirt bottles used for the icing? Have looked a lot of places!