Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Baseball Valentine Cookies

You're a Homerun! Please don't let me Strike Out! I hope our love goes Extra Innings!

how to make baseball valentine decorated cookies

You're a Hit!

Don't throw me a Curve Ball! 

I love you at Home or Away!  

how to make baseball valentine decorated cookies

You've Stolen my heart!  

We make a great Team!

{Let's skip the whole "getting to second base" theme.}

how to make baseball valentine decorated cookies
As the mom of a boy, I know they usually get the short end of the stick when it comes to Valentine's Day.  Not everything has to be pink, and ribbons, and lace (and I love those things)!
Valentines for boys can be cute, too!!!
valentine robot cookies from Decorating Cookies

 {image: Decorating Cookies}

In Decorating Cookies, I created some Heart Robot cookies...which is one of my favorite designs in the whole book.  Yay for boy valentines!  

Today...Baseball Valentines.

{These cookies were inspired by this Valentine from cute is that card?!?}

how to make baseball valentine decorated cookies

To make baseball valentine cookies, you'll need:

how to make baseball valentine decorated cookies
Using #2 tips, outline all of the cookies.  Outline the caps and hearts in white and the bats in brown.

Thin the brown and white icings with water, a bit at a time, stirring with a silicone spatula, until it is the consistency of a thick syrup.  (Reserve some of the white icing for piping details later.) You'll want to drop a "ribbon" of icing back into the bowl and have it disappear in a count of "one thousand one, one thousand two." Four is too thick, one is too thin.  Count of 2-3 is good.  Cover with a damp dishcloth and let sit for several minutes.

Stir gently with a silicone spatula to pop and large air bubbles that have formed.  Pour into squeeze bottles.

how to make baseball valentine decorated cookies

Fill in the outlines with the thinned icing, using a toothpick to guide to the edges and to pop large air bubbles. 

Let the cookies dry for 30 minutes to one hour.

how to make baseball valentine decorated cookies

Use #1 tips to add detail piping to the caps and the heart "baseballs." I like to make the stitching into little hearts.

Let the cookies dry 6-8 hours or overnight.

Once they are completely dry, mix water with the chocolate brown food coloring....a 1 to 1 ratio or so.  Trim the fan brush, so that it is uneven.  Dip the brush into the food coloring mixture, dab the excess on a paper towel and brush onto the cookies.
how to make baseball valentine decorated cookies

The food coloring will dry fairly quickly and be ready for packaging and giving.

how to make baseball valentine decorated cookies

Can we make heart-shaped baseballs a thing?

*portions of this post were originally published 2-13-13.

how to make baseball valentine decorated cookies



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