There are countless ways to decorate heart shaped cookies!
Use your imagination to come up with color combinations and use your piping tips to try out different shapes on your cookies.
If you don’t want to commit to piping on your cookie, you can always try piping first on parchment paper.
Beginners can learn step by step on how to decorate sugar cookies with royal icing if this is your first time using it.
Royal icing is preferred when decorating cookies because they will dry fully and become stackable.
If you decide to use buttercream icing place the cookies side by side so they will not smudge your freshly piped buttercream icing.
You can decorate heart shaped cookies with almost any cookie recipe.
We recommend using sugar cookies to decorate on because they cut easily with cookie cutters, and usually turn out well.
After your cookies have been cookie cut by your favorite heart shaped cookie cutter, bake them for the required time according to your recipe. Let the cookies cool on a cooling rack for about 20 minutes.
Once your cookies are fully cooled, you can flood them with royal icing.
At this point you can add a few sprinkles all over the heart shaped cookie and you can be finished decorating it.
Or if you want more decorations, let the cookies fully dry overnight or about 8 hours.
Separate your icings and colors and you’re ready to pipe more decorations on them.
You can put a rose or flower off to the side of the heart cookie. Add a couple of leaves to the flower. Then you’re ready to pipe writing onto your heart shaped cookie to personize it or give it a theme.
For this heart shaped decorated cookie, we had the idea of putting some ruffled edging around the cookie.
We love the contrasting color combination. Add your personized message of theme of your cookies to the center of the heart shaped cookie.
For this cookie, we used only white icing, and put a writing on the center of the cookie, as well as a bit of decoration on the edge of the heart cookie.
Heart shaped cookies can be decorated with a few sprinkles. You can use melted chocolate as the ”glue” to hold the sprinkles onto the cookie.
Another option is to use sprinkles on top of cookies right after they come out of the oven. You can do this with sugar cookies or shortbread cookies.
For macarons, you can put a couple of sprinkles on the cookie as soon as you’ve piped the batter and are letting them dry before placing them in the oven to bake.
Don’t overdo it though, only put a couple of sprinkles on macarons. As well, only put small, tiny sprinkles on macarons, as the bigger ones will ruin the macaron when it bakes.
You can pipe melted chocolate and caramel sauce in the corner of a heart shaped cookie as a intricate decoration. You can add a couple of sprinkles as well if desired.