I miss being a kid on Valentine's Day. Don't you?
Valentine's Day seemed more enjoyable as a kid-- it was all about candy! Now, as an adult, it's more... serious.
Anyways, here's a picture-less, but thorough, tutorial on making the pictured heart cookie pops! : )
Gradience (or 'ombre') has been a steadily growing popular color trend for events and weddings this past year (or two), so I wanted to give it a try! Sometime in the near future, I'll make an ombre cake.
Valentine's Cookie Pops Tutorial:
1. Make (or purchase) your favorite sugar cookie dough.
2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out cookie dough to reasonable thickness. Do not roll it out too thin, or your popsicle or lollipop stick will show in the back.
3. Cut cookies out.
4. Place cookies on a cookie sheet, leaving enough room on the sheet for the sticks.
5. Carefully insert sticks into the cookie.
6. Chill cookies in the freezer for about ten minutes.
7. Bake accordingly.
8. Cool completely.
9. While cookies are cooling, tint your icing (whether a glaze or royal icing) to a pale pink*.
10. Outline and flood a few of cookies with this color.
11. Tint what is left of the icing with a few more drops of pink food coloring.
12. Outline and flood a few cookies with this color.
13. Repeat until satisfied with the array of colors or you run out of icing.
* Color develops and darkens as icing dries, so tint the icing lighter than you would like.
I like using this technique with Valentine's Day goodies because I do not have to make extra batches of colors in the case I do make a mistake. In this case, if I run out of icing, I make another batch, and either try my best to match the existing colors, or go forth with a slightly different color palate. : ) Why stress? They are just cookies!
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