Thursday, February 11, 2021

You're the Mushroom to my Swiss Valentine Cookies

You're the Mushroom to my Swiss Valentine Cookies, cookie decorating tutorial

OK, I'll admit that I'm a teensy bit in love (read: completely obsessed) with this cookie set - and I don't even like mushrooms and swiss on my burgers! Mr. E does, though! 

You're the Mushroom to my Swiss Valentine Cookies, cookie decorating tutorial

These You're the Mushroom to my Swiss Valentine cookies are inspired by my favorite fast-food joint, Whataburger. My husband loves a Mushroom Swiss burger! Back in 2018, Whataburger posted some digital valentines, and one said, "you're the mushroom to my swiss." I saved it to my phone and happened to see it last week. Cookies were born. 


How to Make "You're the Mushroom to my Swiss" Valentine Cookies


You're the Mushroom to my Swiss Valentine Cookies, cookie decorating tutorial

First, can we discuss that shocking shade of PINK?!? I love it so much! It's Neon Bright Pink from The Cookie Countess. It doesn't take a lot to get that vibrant, bright pink - and man, is it ever pretty! I love, love, love it! 


You're the Mushroom to my Swiss Valentine Cookies

Speaking of colors, let's talk mushroom. I did a little combo of colors here, and I think it worked well. for the lighter base shade of the mushroom, I used a combination of Americolor Blush and Taupe. The taupe comes out a bit green, so I think you could play around with any dusty pinks and greens you have in your arsenal. Maybe Dusty Rose + Avocado would work. 


how to make mushroom-colored icing for cookies

For the darker, detail color on the mushrooms (and on the cookie cursive), I used the same Blush + Taupe combo, and I added Warm Brown. This color is so, so pretty. Very mushroom-y. 


You're the Mushroom to my Swiss Valentine Cookies

Let's walk through making the swiss cheese cookies step by step! 


Swiss Cheese decorated cookie tutorial


To make the swiss cheese decorated cookies, you'll need:


how to make swiss cheese cookies

Roll the cookie dough and cut with a square cookie cutter. 

how to make swiss cheese cookies

how to make Valentine swiss cheese cookies

Use the back of the 1/4 teaspoon heart-shaped measuring spoon or a mini heart cutter to make heart-shaped indentions or cutouts in the square. I liked having some cut off around the edges. You could also make tiny hearts in the dough using a chopstick, although they won't be as precise.

Freeze the cookies for 5-10 minutes before baking to help prevent spreading.

Once baked, if the hearts don't look as crisp, immediately press the heart shape back into the cookie while still hot. 

how to make You're the Mushroom to my Swiss  cheese cookies

Use a #2 tip to outline the cookie and the hearts with yellow icing.

Thin the remaining yellow with water, a bit at a time, stirring gently to combine. Continue to thin until a ribbon of icing dropped back into the bowl and disappears in a count of one-thousand-one, one-thousand-two, one-thousand-three. Adjust the consistency as needed with sifted powdered sugar or water. 

how to make You're the Mushroom to my Swiss  cheese cookies

Cover with a damp dishtowel and let rest for several minutes. Stir gently to pop large air bubbles and pour into a squeeze bottle. Fill in the outlines, using a toothpick to pop air bubbles and guide to edges. 

how to make You're the Mushroom to my Swiss Valentine cookies


Let the icing dry for at least one hour. Use a #2 tip to add a heart-shaped mouth in pink icing. 

Let the icing dry uncovered for 6-8 hours or overnight. 

how to make You're the Mushroom to my Swiss Valentine cookies

Once the cookies are completely dry, use a black food coloring pen to add eyes and eyelashes.

how to make You're the Mushroom to my Swiss Valentine cookies

Pair with the mushroom cookies. Give to your mushroom and swiss loving sweetheart!


If you like these cookies, you might like these punny Sock it To Me! Valentine cookies.


Happy Valentine's Day! 


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