Valentines Day is one of my favorite holidays. I love the colors, all the love in the air, and that it’s a day dedicated to love! I couldn’t wait to hand out my Valentines as a kid! You can spend it with your family, your love, or your best friends! It’s a great excuse to drink wine and eat chocolate. This year my boyfriend and I are going to make dinner together and watch a movie. Last year we had a great dinner at our favorite restaurant, but ended up on the side of the road fixing a flat tire in the middle of nowhere. We get a flat tire every 365 days apparently…(you can read about last year’s Valentines day here)
Mix the butter and sugar together using an electric mixer.
Slowly mix in the egg, vanilla, and almond extract.
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
Slowly mix in the flour mixture.
Roll the dough into a large ball and wrap it. Refrigerate for thirty minutes.
While the dough is refrigerating, make the icing. Mix together the powdered sugar, vanilla, almond extract, cream of tartar, and egg whites.
I use a cupcake pan to separate the colored icings.
Fill a squeeze bottle with red icing for the wording.
Create the colors. Add one cup of icing in each slot.
Take the dough out of the refrigerator. Add flour to the counter top or use a pastry cloth to roll the dough out and cut shapes.
Add cookies to an non-greased baking sheet
Bake cookies for 7-10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Let cookies cool completely before adding icing.
Spread the icing over the heart cookie. Royal icing tends to spread out, so don’t add too much.
Use the squeeze bottle to write conversation quotes.
Let the frosting harden for an hour
Conversation quotes: “Too Hot”, “Call Me”, “I Luv You”, “Be Mine”, “Be True”, Xoxo”,”You Rock”
These are perfect for handing out in little baggies because the frosting is hard and they aren’t messy!
1. What are you doing for Valentines Day?
2. What is your favorite Valentines Day memory?
3. Do you LOVE or HATE Valentines Day?