Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Zebra-Striped Valentine Cookies

February 7th, 2012 by Cassie Dietrich

Valentine’s Day is the time of year that I like to make something special for my friends. It is a small token to let them know they are a special part of my life. Instead of the expected truffles or homemade marshmallow that I have gifted in the past, I wanted to mix it up and try something new.

Cookie decorating is a kitchen art that I am not very versed in. For some reason it has always intimidated me. I would rather make a soufflé than decorate cookies! So this novice decided to get over her fear of cookie decorating by using Sugar Sheets!™ edible decorating paper, Punch. Cut. Decorate!™ punch set and cookie icing.

Cutting Out Heart Cookies

For my first go around, I purchased refrigerated sugar cookie dough and added 1/4 cup flour to help maintain the shape of the cut out cookie. After lining my cookie sheet with Parchment Paper, I used my From the Heart Nesting Metal Cutter Set to cut out perfect heart-shaped cookies.

Heart Shaped Zebra Sugar Sheets

While the cookies cooled, I proceeded to cut smaller sized hearts out of the Zebra print Sugar Sheets! using the Punch Set and Heart Cutting Insert. What a great tool for making perfect shapes out of Sugar Sheets!™

Adding Pink Cookie Icing Border

To finish my decorating, I used Pink Cookie Icing to add a fun girly border to the cookies. I am a huge fan of animal prints and love how I was able to create cookies that show my fun side!

Cookie Treat Box

The last step in my Valentine gifting is the presentation. I chose the Valentine Metallic Treat boxes to showcase my cookies, and the included stickers are a great way to personalize each box. I think these will be a hit!

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Cassie Dietrich Cassie is an Associate Product Manager for Party. A self-professed foodie, Cassie has been collecting cookbooks since she was young. Her most treasured one was passed down from her mother’s 1957 bridal shower. Known for making delectable homemade truffles and marshmallows, family and friends know to put their Holiday requests in early! Besides spending time with her nieces and nephews, Cassie is an avid football fan (Go Bears!) and yoga enthusiast (Namaste).

3 Replies

  1. Mindi says:

    Does the pink cookie icing taste good? I have never tried that!

  2. April says:

    <3 this! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Takashee says:

    Those cookies look so cool! I was wondering if a zebra print cake/ cupcake/ cookie was possible to create! Thanks for uploading! <3

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