Sometimes I feel like I’m still detoxing from my holiday sugar intake by the time Valentine’s Day rolls around. I love baking cookies, but after baking hundreds in December a month and a half does not seem like enough of a break! But I live with three cookie monsters, so I continue to bake them.
I wasn’t thrilled with the royal icing recipe I used. I could not seem to get it thin enough to get that real smooth look that I was going for. I was afraid I was going to make it too thin, and it wouldn’t dry. Even though the cookies still turned out cute, you might want to try another recipe when making these. Christina at Sweet Pea’s Kitchen has a nice tutorial that I should have read before I made these! On second thought, maybe I’ll give them another try this weekend with this icing recipe!
If you haven’t tried these edible markets before, they are a lot of fun for decorating cookies, fondant, or chocolate. Have fun!
Conversation Heart Cookies, adapted from Martha Stewart