Our nation’s most lovey-dovey holiday is right around the bend. Now, I’m sure that many Valentine’s Day-bashing memes and rants will soon be populating the internet, but this post is not for that.
I adore Valentine’s day; not because I celebrate it with anyone in particular or do anything special- I just love the idea.
(I love you, my dear readers, and I am ever grateful for you!)
Conversation hearts are iconic of elementary school valentine exchanges. Personally, I hate them. They don’t taste good; they’re not chocolate; they say weird things like “SEXY,” which are not appropriate for grade schoolers, etc. Anyways, they’re just meh.
Oh! But look!
Here are some sweet little conversation heart cookies, written in French. They have sugar AND butter, and are accordingly delicious, they say exactly what you want, and they’re cute to boot.
I made these with a simple sugar cookie dough, like here, here, or here (Ohmagah. Those cookies. I can’t even. SO stinking perfect. I hate love envy them so.), and frosted them with even simpler royal icing.
I didn’t yet have my #1 tip, and my #4 was way too large (see the last photo in the series), so I had to write with a toothpick to get the right size. It was a real headache, let me tell you.
I’m still trying to perfect my decorated cookies. It’s becoming an obsession!
I love how beautiful they can be. Mine are not there yet. One day, though; one day.