Rae Dunn is all over the place. I previously thought she only made kitchen accessories but a recent trip to Marshalls proved otherwise. She has such cute stuff and it is so simple. These very easy cookies were inspired by her design. You could whip these up and hand them out as Valentine’s Day cookies to your coworkers, friends, family, whoever. They are the perfect beginner cookie!
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You will need:
- 2 icing bags
- 1 Wilton #2 tip
- 2 Wilton #5 tips
- 1 coupler
- heart and rectangle shaped sugar cookies, here’s my sugar cookie dough recipe
- Wilton gel coloring to obtain red and buttercream frosting, here’s my crusting buttercream recipe
Roll out, cut, and bake your cookies and allow them to cool. While they are cooling, whip up your frosting.
To set up your icing bags, place your white frosting into a bag with a tip #5 in it. Place your red frosting in a bag with a coupler and a tip #5 attached to it first.
Take your white frosting and outline the rectangles. Then, fill it in. Do this step for all of your rectangle cookies. We will come back to them so they have a chance to crust.
For the hearts, use the same technique of outlining/filling in the cookies as you just did for the rectangles. You will be using the red frosting with a #5 tip.
Once you’ve completed all of the hearts, change the tip on the red frosting to a tip #2. Coming back to the rectangles, write “HUGS,” “XOXO,” or “LOVE” on the cookies, keeping in mind the style of Rae Dunn’s writing. If you mess up, simply use a butter knife to pick up the mistake and wipe it off on a napkin. I find it easiest to write with frosting if you start with the tip on the cookie, and then, as you squeeze out more frosting, pick the tip and the resulting line of frosting up and “drop” it where you want it to end. This way, you aren’t dragging your new frosting over your old frosting and you let the line naturally fall to where you want it to end.
And there you have it! So simple and a great way to practice line work and writing!
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