Love is Sweet - Valentine's Day Cookies

The inspiration for these cookies came from my bedroom wall.  We redecorated our bedroom this summer and I absolutely loved this canvas from One Kings Lane! Super cute dontcha think?  I knew I could make some pretty sweet Valentine's day cookies using some of the phrases from this art piece for inspiration!

You will need:

 

Heart shaped sugar cookies - homemade or store-bought (I used store-bought)

Pink store-bought cookie icing pouch

Celebration pearls - red and white by SweetWorks

Tootsie Rolls - chocolate and fruit flavored

Starburst candies

Airhead candies

caramels

Heart spinkles

Black edible marker

 

**Various candies and sprinkles - to see which candies and sprinkles you will need read each recipe below.

 

1.  Using cookie icing pouch, frost the top of a heart cookie.

 

2.  Arrange candy pearls around the edge of the heart cookie, alternating red and white.

 

 

For the egg: 

 

1.  Soften a white Airhead candy in the microwave for about 7 seconds so it can be shaped easily.

 

2.  Pull off a small piece, about the size of a nickel and roll into a ball.

 

3.  Flatten with fingers, giving it a fried egg shape.

 

4.  Press a yellow Sixlet candy in the middle.

 

5.  Draw a smiley face with a black edible marker.

 

For the bacon:

 

1.  Soften  vanilla and cherry Tootsie Rolls by microwaving them for about 7 seconds. 

 

2.  Flatten with fingers into strips.

 

3.  Place a strip of white in the middle with smaller red strips on each side.  Press together.

 

4.  Trim with kitchen shears.

 

5.  Make a smiley face with a black edible marker.

 

Place both egg & bacon on cookie.  Place 2 red heart sprinkles in the middle of the cookie.

For the peas:

 

1.  Place 2 green Sixlet candies on the iced cookie.

 

2.  Draw a smiley face on each with a black edible marker.

 

For the carrots:

 

1.  With a toothpick dipped in melted white chocolate or candy melts, attach a green clover sprinkle to the end of an orange Mike & Ike candy.

 

2.  Draw a smiley face on each carrot and pllace on top of iced cookie.

 

3.  Put 2 heart sprinkles in the middle of the peas and carrots.

For the macaroni:

 

1.  Microwave a vanilla Tootsie Roll for about 7 seconds so it can be easily shaped.

 

2.  Using about half of the Tootsie Roll, form into a macaroni shape. 

 

3.  With a toothpick, make a hole in each end of the macaroni.

 

4.  Draw a smiley face with a black edible marker.

 

For the cheese:

 

1.  Microwave an orange Tootsie Roll for about 7 seconds so it can be easily shaped.

 

2.  Form into a small triangle so it resembles cheese.

 

3.  Using a very small frosting piping tip, make holes in the cheese.

 

4.  Draw a smiley face with a black edible marker.

 

5.  Place 2 red heart sprinkles in the middle of the cookie.

For the bread:

 

1.  Soften a white Tootsie roll and a caramel in the microwave for about 7 seconds.

 

2.  Break the Tootsie roll in half and shape into a square.  Using your fingers, press into a bread shape by round the corners and slightly indenting the side of the square.

 

3.  Roll out a small piece of the caramel into a long rope and wrap around the bread for the crust.

 

4.  Draw a smiley face in the middle of the bread piece with a black edible marker.

 

For the butter:

 

1.  Draw a smiley face on a yellow Starburst candy.

 

2,  Place the bread and butter on top of the frosted cookie.

 

3.  Put 2 spinnkle hearts in the middle of the bread and butter.

For the milk:

 

1.  Cut a glass shape out of a white Airhead candy.

 

2.  Make a smiley face with a black edible marker.

 

For the cookie:

 

1.  Soften a caramel for about 7 seconds. 

 

2.  Roll into a ball and flatten.

 

3.  Using a black edible marker make dots to resemble chocolate chips.

 

4.  Draw a smiley face using the black edible marker.

 

5.  Place 2 red heart sprinkles in the middle of the cookie.

For the shake:

 

1.  Frost the top of the Tootsie Roll and sprinkle white non pareils on top.

 

2.  Attach a small red sprinkle on top with frosting for the cherry.

 

3.  Press a small piece of licorice lace into the top of the Tootsie roll for the straw.  (You may want to use a toothpick to make a hole in the Tootsie Roll first).

 

4.  Draw a smiley face with a black edible marker.

 

For the chicken leg:

 

1.  Soften a caramel in the microwave for about 7 seconds.

 

2.  Pull off a piece about the size of a nickel and roll in a ball.

 

3.  Wrap one end around a SweetWorks candy bone and shape into a chicken leg.

 

4.  Draw a smiley face with a black edible marker.

 

5.  Place 2 red heart sprinkles in the middle of the cookie.

For the bubbles:

 

1.  Press white SweetWorks Sixlet candies in the frosting.

 

2.  Make a smiley face with a black edible marker.

 

For the gum:

 

1.  Press a strawberry Starburst into the frosting.

 

2.  Draw a smiley face with a black edible marker.

 

3.  Place 2 red heart sprinkles in the middle of the cookie.

For the note:

 

1.  Press a black SweetWorks Sixlet candy into the frosting.

 

2.  With a small piping tip and white icing (or you can use a toothpick dipped in white icing)  draw on a smiley face.

 

3.  Draw the top of the note on the cookie with a black edible marker.

 

For the heart.

 

1.  Press a red SweetWorks Crazy Heart candy into the frosting.

 

2.  Draw a smiley face with a black edible marker.

 

3.  Place 2 red heart sprinkles in the middle of the cookie.

For the glaze:

 

1.  Soften a vanilla Tootsie Roll in the microwave for about 7 seconds.

 

2.  Break in half and flatten.  Press colored jimmy sprinkles into the glaze.

 

3.  Draw a smiley face with a black edible marker.

 

For the donut.

 

1.  Soften a caramel in the microwave for about 7 seconds.

 

2.  Make into a donut shape.

 

3.  Draw on a smiley face with a black edible marker.

 

4.  Place 2 red heart sprinkles in the middle of the cookie.

 

1.  Microwave 2 green Tootsie Rolls in for about 7 seconds to soften.

 

2.  Make into flip flop shapes.

 

3.  Attach a jumbo flower sprinkle to each one with frosting.

 

4.  Draw smiley faces with a black edible marker.

 

5.  Place 2 red heart sprinkles in the middle of the cookie.

For the peanut:

 

1.  Soften caramel in the microwave for about 7 seconds.

 

2.  Form into a peanut shape.

 

3.  Draw a smiley face with a black edible marker.

 

For the butter:

 

1.  Press a yellow Starburst candy into the frosting.

 

2.  Draw a smiley face with a black edible marker.

 

3.  Place 2 red heart sprinkles in the middle of the cookie.

For the straw:

 

1.  Cut a glass shape out of a white Airhead candy.

 

2.  Cut a small piece of a licorice lace and attach to the glass with frosting.

 

3.  Draw a smiley face with a black edible marker.

 

For the berry:

 

1.  Cut a berry candy in half and press into cookie frosting.

 

2.  Draw a smiley face with a black edible marker.

 

3.  Place 2 red heart sprinkles in the middle of the cookie.

1.  Press 2 Jube Jel candy hearts into cookie frosting.

 

2.  Draw smiley faces using a black edible marker.

 

3.  Place 2 red heart sprinkles in the middle of the cookie.

 

 

For more cute Valentine treat ideas click here and here.