VALENTINE'S DAY COOKIES!
Handmade Stoneware Valentine Heart Cookie Molds
See more designs below!
Which Valentine are you?
||Love at First Sight
|For the hopeless romantic in you.
|No frills, true-blue traditional heart.
Who sets your heart afire?
Tell them so.
|Is your sweetie Yin to your Yang?
Then you already know opposites attract!
|When love hits you like a lightning bolt!
'Hurts So Good'
(You know the song)
A Valentine's Heart...with talons!
| Ruffled Heart Cookies | Creamsicle Cookie Recipe | Cookie Test |Other Valentine Designs |
Valentine Cookies below are made with my handmade stoneware cookie molds. Each mold is made in my studio in Connecticut by hand-forming clay around my original sculptures. The molds are then high-fired twice to make them food safe.
One of the new Valentine Heart Handmade Stoneware Cookie Mold designs from ZANDA PANDA
I used my with my Ruffled Heart Cookie Mold with my Creamsicle Cookie recipe (see below), and varied it by replacing the orange juice with mango pulp for a tropical taste. I also replaced some of the honey with orange marmalade (see the orange flecks in the cookies?). This recipe is designed specifically for molded cookies.
Icing the back of the cookies
Back of the Ruffled Heart Valentine Cookies drizzled with mango royal icing.
I zig-zagged mango royal icing onto the backs of the cookies for an unexpected burst of intense mango flavor. I also like the bright, sunny mango color.
You could also outline the edges first, allow to dry, then flow additional icing in for a smooth look.
These are images of the initial sculpted designs:
My new Valentine Hearts Cookie Mold designs!
Which Valentine are YOU?
♥ If you believe in Love at First Sight, the first design is for you.
♥ Is your sweetie Yin to your Yang? If you know opposites attract, go for the second.
♥ A Born Romantic? Pick number three.
♥ Traditional, no frills and True Blue? The fourth is for you.
You can see more of my handmade stoneware cookie molds and other gifts such as soap and soon - chocolates! in my Etsy Shop!
For directions and a video on how to use my handmade stoneware cookie molds, check out the Halloween Cookie Mold page. The designs are different but the technique is the same - and it's really easy!
Here's the first test of the new Valentine Stoneware Cookie Molds (I used 'baking paper' because I ran out of parchment paper. I definitely recommend using a good quality silicone coated parchment paper).
New Valentine Heart Cookie Mold designs - unbaked
New Valentine Heart Cookie Mold designs - baked
They passed with flying colors!
This recipe was developed specifically for molded cookies, so they won't flatten out and lose their design when baking. I developed it using the recipe framework in Anne Watson's cookie book.
Creamsicle Cookies (perfect for molded cookies)
1 cup butter
½ cup honey
1 Tbsp orange juice
2-3 tsp vanilla
2-3 tsp orange extract
½ cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
About 4 cups of flour
Cream butter and sugar. Add beaten egg, honey, orange juice, vanilla and orange flavoring. In separate bowl, mix cinnamon , salt and 3 cups flour. Combine wet ingredients into dry, then add more flour until dough is workable, it will be soft and slightly sticky. Chill for ½ hour.
Creamsicle Royal Icing
2 cups powdered sugar
1 ½ Tbsp meringue powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp orange extract
¼ cup water or orange juice
Beat sugar and meringue powder until combined. Add water and beat on medium to high speed until glossy and stiff peaks form, 5-7 minutes. Add more liquid or powdered sugar to get the best consistency. To test for proper consistency, drip some icing off the mixing spoon into the bowl, it should sit on the surface for a moment before disappearing.
On back of cookie, using an icing bag fitted with a small round tip, trace outline with icing. Allow to set, then flow icing into outline. Optionally, just drizzle the icing onto the back of the cookie in diagonal zig-zags.
Allow icing to dry thoroughly. If stacking cookies in container, put wax paper between layers.
• For a more tropical flavor, substitute canned mango pulp for the orange juice in both the cookie and icing recipe.
• For extra flavor, you can also substitute orange marmalade for half of the honey in the cookie recipe. Marmalade may leave bits of orange in your cookies, so if you’re using a mold with fine detail, you may not want flecks in it.
Hope you enjoy the recipe and molds and have a very Happy Valentine's Day!!!
♥ ♥ ♥
For more Valentine's Day designs, please see my
Kaleidoscope Heart Cake/Cookie/Chocolate/Crafts Mold!