You want to talk about cute? This breaks the Cuteness Scale by the longest shot… I remember when I first saw Marlyn demonstrate the making of this cookie, and it seemed totally out of my skill level. It makes me happy that I could do it now, although I will spare you of the list of self-criticism that it generated. It is hard to get all the details right, but at least I am happy with the outcome.
To watch Marlyn demonstrate all the basic steps for this cookie, click here. Make sure you use a very large heart-shaped cutter because the more space you have, the easier to decorate. I love everything about this cookie, starting with the sprinkle border, and ending with the written message. You cannot get any better! Of course, making a dozen of these would be quite time-consuming, but they would be perfect to include as a special item in a Valentine’s cookie box containing smaller, simpler cookies. Or to gift to that very special person in your life. Below, some of the steps…
You can make the arm, leg and face by piping on the cookie itself, once the base is fully set, but using Royal icing transfers is actually a lot easier and safer, as you can pipe several more and choose the best ones to use. Marlyn pipes the text and the facial features, but I was too terrified to do that, so I used food safe pens. Your kitchen, your rules, do whatever feels right to you.
I am totally smitten by my little Yoda!
ONE YEAR AGO: For the Love of Hearts