So I made a bunch of Valentine's cookies and sent them off to all the grandparents!
This time I did chocolate and vanilla. That chocolate recipe is really good but I need more practice with the dough.
These were a challenge... and I'm pretty sure you're going to see those words a lot because I'm kind of ambitious. So we're going to go through how this set went. It was a much larger set and it was a few months back now so I don't actually remember how many cookies I made but it was close to 80.
I had a lot of leftover dough so I also made 22 more for my neice and nephew and I ended up remaking 8 cookies---anyway let's get started we have a lot to cover here.
These came together really really fast and I absolutely loved how they came out! I was so impressed with these as I was creating them. I definitely love using decorative tips! I had to practice for a while before I figured out how to pip the the little roses but it was worth it because they came out so cute!
Aren't they the cutest!!! I was so in love with these bouquets!
I think I will definitely do more bouquets in the future. My green icing started out a little too thin as you can the stems have kinda melted together but I was able to thicken it up properly to get the definition on the leaves so I'm getting the hang of it.
It's difficult to get a deep red so I was pretty happy with that!
Soooo here is where I hit a snag. I had planned on making a little boxes of chocolates and I wanted to use actual chocolate, so I attempted to fill these using chocolate almond bark and it was an epic fail. It just did not go well. If I would have actually tempered some chocolate I may have been able to pipe it properly but it was not good. The chocolate just set up way too quickly to get anything done but, that just means it's time to improvise!
The hearts were shaped a little differently but they fit and I think it worked perfectly. It was nice that I didn't have to use that much black icing anyway. The cookie was absolutely delicous and they were super cute! I ended up really loving them AND I got to eat allllll those rejects! It was really a win win.
I'm glad I didn't give up on them. These are the 8 cookies I remade that I spoke of earlier.
Look how cute they are!!
Now that we have the last little bump out of the way it's time to see these babies all bagged up because they were ADORABLE if I do say so myself.
That was the Valentine's cookie decorating journey!
Everything came out beautifully I was really happy with these!! Even with the little oopsy I had these were still finished pretty quickly so even though it was a lot of cookies it wasn't a lot of decorating. Anyway I hope you enjoyed!
See you next time!