I invited my friend Cordelia over to my house to decorate heart shaped cookies for Valentine’s Day.
Since mixing sugar cookie dough and waiting for it to chill can take a while, my parents and I made the dough and frosting in advance so it was ready when Cordelia arrived.
Before we started Cordelia helped me tie my apron.
We covered the table with wax paper for easy clean up and got the tools we needed.
I sprinkled a little flour on the table so the cookie dough didn’t stick.
Then I rolled the dough out so it was even.
Once the dough was ready, I started cutting out heart shapes.
I tried to get the shapes as close together as possible so there wasn’t a lot of dough left over. We rolled the scraps out and cut more shapes, but the less you handle the dough the better it is.
We placed the cookies on the cookie sheet lined with parchment paper making sure to leave space in between for the cookies to spread out in the oven.
When the timer went off my mom pulled the cookies out of the oven. She said we could take them off the pan to cool as long as we were careful not to touch the hot pan.
Once the cookies were cool it was time to decorate! Cordelia has used a piping cone before so she demonstrated how it works.
I didn’t wait long to try it myself. As we finished each cookie we put it back on the pan.
This is what they looked like when they were all done.
Finally it was the moment we had been waiting for, we each chose a cookie and took a big bite out it. It is important to test for quality control purposes.
Cricket was waiting in case we dropped something good, but he didn’t seem too impressed with the frosting crumbs.
Did you do anything special to celebrate Valentine’s Day?