I am going to share something with you. I love animals! It is true! I am kinda like the Ellie May Clampett of my family. I do have a little southern accent and the love of animals but I don’t have the perfect “10” figure she had. Maybe one day (fingers crossed). Oh well, let’s talk cookies now. When I was a kid my favorite thing about Valentine’s Day (besides the chocolate) was the animal cards I got from my classmates. I remember getting cards with lions on them and wondered what a lion had to do with Valentine’s Day. Well, I am much older now and still don’t know the answer to that question but, I do know the cards were really cute so I thought they would make cute cookies.
See! Anything with an animal on it is cute.
I made these cookies with twenty second icing. To learn how to make it click here.
Heart Cookie Cutter
Cowboy Hat Cutter
First, you need to bake your cookies. When you take the cookies out of the oven you can place the cowboy hat cutter on the heart and gently press down. You don’t what to press so hard it goes all the way through the heart. You just need to apply enough pressure to make an impression. Or, you can place the cowboy hat on the heart and trace it with a food safe marker. If your cowboy hat cutter is to big for your heart cookie, you can trace it, make a copy, and shrink it on your copy machine to make it any size that will fit your heart.
Once you get your impression on your cookie you are ready to decorate. I outlined the face with yellow and then added cute little ears. Next, outline the heart with the red icing.
Now you are ready to flood the heart red. This will need to dry overnight so it doesn’t bleed.
Next, with the yellow icing, flood the lion head and the ears. While the ears are wet, add pink.
Now let this dry for a little while.
Now you are ready to add the red nose.
Next, with the black icing, add the eyes and dot with white icing.
Now you are all done!
I though I would make a cookie bag topper for you so you don’t have to stress about how to package these cute little guys. If you want them all you have to do is click here.