That is just what I didn't want! If the neighbors didn't think I was crazy before dancing, playing water guns, and running around the yard with my kids, they will think I am crazy now, outside on a cold and blustery day photographing cookies! That's okay, let them think I've gone crazy! I just can't seem to get a good picture inside and I don't have a light box thingy!
I am like a kid in a candy store...but at the cake decorating store! I found 3 new cookies cutters this week! These lips were from a lip cookie cutter that was a little less voluptuous until I bent the cutter to make them pucker more! I also decided to make a chocolate cut out cookie for these, the same as I used for my Hello Kitty Chocolate Cookies. All I did was take my favorite cut out cookie recipe: Martha Stewart's Essential Recipe No. 2: Sugar Cookies and changed the amount of all-purpose flour from 3 to 2-1/2 cups and added 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder. I received rave reviews for those Hello Kitty Chocolate Cookies and hope to for these too!
I also got a basic heart shape metal cutter, different from the heart cutter that I also got recently and used for the Love Letters & Hearts Cookies. I have a plastic one that is a little larger, but now that I am getting more into cookies, I really don't like the plastic cutters.
I had a lot of fun decorating these cookies! I really didn't have a plan to start, I rarely do. I mostly just pick out the icing colors and go to town with it! I even used some of the methods I used on last years Valentine's Cookies that went on top of cupcakes. It is fun to look back and see how much I have learned in my adventures of the past year and I still have so much to learn! That's the fun part, figuring out what I can do next! Valentine's Day is only 1 month away! I hope you all have the Sweetest Valentine's Ever!