Monday, February 4, 2013

Valentine's Day Cookies 2013

I love Valentine's Day—not for its romantic associations, but because in Finland (where I'm originally from) it's called "Friend's Day", and the idea is that you give your friends and family a little card to say you care about them. I remember my first Valentine's Day, my mom gave me a sweet little card and a present to say "I love you." This year, I made super-special cookies for my mom, but I'm not posting them until after she gets them in the mail. Instead, here are some of the other cookies I made for relatives, friends, and their kids:


Red Scroll Heart Chocolate Cookies.
 
I used LilaLoa's Chocolate Cookie Recipe with the middle cutter from the R & M Heart 5 Piece Cookie Cutter Set. Border was piped with super-stiff white icing using a #16 star tip. The image was licensed.


Art Nouveau Valentine's Beauties.
 
These gorgeous Edwardian ladies are from vintage Valentine's Day postcards dating from the early 1900s, by Art Nouveau artist Samuel Schmucker. I used the 2" x 3" middle cutter from the Ateco 3-Piece Rectangular Cookie Cutter Set. Border was piped with super-stiff white icing using a #16 star tip.


Red Heart Clapsaddle Children.
 
I suppose you've figured out by now that I am in love with the early 1900s postcard art by Ellen Clapsaddle—as a matter of fact, I'm a collector (yet another thing which mystifies my husband). I used the 2" x 3" middle cutter from the Ateco 3-Piece Rectangular Cookie Cutter Set. Border was piped with super-stiff red icing using a #16 star tip.


Clapsaddle Valentine's Children.
 
Aaand more Clapsaddle kids :D I used the 2" x 3" middle cutter from the Ateco 3-Piece Rectangular Cookie Cutter Set. Border was piped with super-stiff white icing using a #16 star tip.

I have a few other Valentines still in the works, but thought I'd post something so you don't think I've keeled over or stopped cookie-making :) 

Happy Baking! 
Ani 


As always, the wafer papers are available at my shop.



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