Sunday, February 10, 2013

This is our love story cookies

I had an idea for a cookie. I was going to make up the pretty shaped plaque cookie and write out our love story.

But after I started and wrote one out I found it a bit personal to share. Y'know not with you guys, but once it's out there I felt like it would no longer be our love story. Plus it was a lot of writing, and I'm not very neat :)

So I made the cookies blank in anticipation of all that is still to be..........and just added a little love.

I guess in the end I found the simpler version more striking and visually pleasing. The cookies in these photo's has a heart which was decorated by hand, but they look really good with just the plain hearts as well (I have a photo of the plain heart version on my instagram account back a few weeks ago).

Cookie cutters are from Ecrandal.Or you can search for plaque cookie cutters.

Anyway once again I didn't get to all the things I wanted to share before Valentines, so I'll just pop a collage of some of my fav past sweet loves that would make great gifts. Click on the treat name below the photo for the link to the original post and recipes or instructions:

Clockwise from top left (click on the names below for links to the original posts):
1. My love is blossoming for you cookies
2. Caramel Candy Oreo Pops
3. Love me love me not macaons
4. Caramel mini cheesecakes

This is our love story cookies - Simple instructions
I made a few large plaque cookies and then lots of 'filler' cookies which are the small hearts. The filler cookies are great as they are smaller which makes them easier to eat and make.

The cookies are sugar cut out cookies based on the recipe from Sweets on a Stick, but any good recipe will do.

Cut out the cookies with a plaque shaped cutter, bake as per directions, allow to cool.

Roll out white fondant until quite thin on a workbench dusted with cornflour and then using the same plaque cutter cut out the shape. Brush the cookie with a little water and adhere the fondant to the cookie, using a rolling pin to press it on gently and push out to the edges where required.

Roll out some red fondant and cut out a small heart.

Use a toothpick,skewer or fondant tool with a sharp edge to make small holes around the edge like in the picture.

Once you have them in the right spot press the tool in and wiggle it around to make it bigger so you can see the holes.

Then take the tool and press into the heart around the edge in between where each hole meets, it will make the edge look a little ruffled.

If you like you can use stamps to press in a message. I just hand wrote Love on mine by making lots of tiny little dots, kinda like a tattoo.

Pop the heart onto the middle of the white plaque cookie using a tiny amount of water to adhere it if required.

 Linda Vandermeer is a blogger, baker, maker and author of the cookbook ' Sweets on a Stick': More than 150 kid friendly recipes for cakes, candies, cookies and pies on the go!. Published in the US the book is available at most online book stores:

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Sweets on a Stick: More Than 150 Kid-Friendly Recipes for Cakes, Candies, Cookies, and Pies on the Go! 


  1. Once again I am completely charmed by your cookies, Linda! I know what you mean about not having enough time to share all you had wanted to for Valentine's Day; I am in the same boat! Enjoy the rest of your weekend:)

  2. Preciosas galletas para San Valentín.
    Un saludo.

  3. So adorable! Have a nice weekend!

  4. I totally understand not wanting to share it, after all once it is out there it is out there! Gorgeous cookies though, are they your real love letters in the background?