Hogs and Kisses Cookies
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I love you all so much that I wanted to send you some “Hogs and Kisses.” So without further ado Meet Porky and Petunia. They were inspired from some clip art I saw on Pinterest. I could not wait to make them. I fell in love as soon as I saw the clip art. I knew Hogs and Kisses Cookies were going to be among my favorite Valentine’s Day cookies!
I know these Hogs and Kisses are a little bit late for Valentine’s Day, but you can make them any old day of the week for the one’s you love. They will taste just as good if you make them on March 24th as they do on Valentine’s Day.
Supplies for Hogs and Kisses Cookies:
Light Pink Icing –15 Second Icing
Medium Pink Icing
Bunny Rabbit Cookie Cutter
Black Food Gel Color or a black food safe marker
Food safe Marker to draw the pigs ears onto the cookies (A light color will work best)
Royal Icing Apple Blossom Flower for Petunia’s hair- or pick your favorite flower from this list of tutorials.
I wasn’t sure what cookie cutter I needed to use to make these hog cookies, but when I started looking I found exactly what I was looking for. I knew this little rabbit cutter could be stretched to make some cute pigs. It worked like a charm. If you don’t have this cutter and would like to purchase it, you can find it here.
Here is a link to a good sugar cookie recipe, chocolate roll out cookie recipe ,or even a gingerbread cookie recipe. Here is a royal icing recipe or a recipe for a half a batch of royal icing just for you.
I made some extra rabbits and I am glad I did. For some reason, as I tried to freehand the ears, I kept messing up. After messing up two of them I finally got smart and started drawing them with the food safe marker. If you want to draw the pattern on first, try to use a light color of marker like a yellow or orange so the marker won’t bleed into the icing.
Once you draw the ears, outline the little pigs. Then, flood the body and let it dry for about 10 minutes before you do the arms and legs. This will help to give the limbs separation.
Next, pipe a pink oval for the nose and add two small oval dots with the different color of pink icing. If you don’t want to make two different colors of icing you can wait for the nose to dry and color two small ovals with a pink food safe marker. Let the cookie dry for a few hours before you add the final touches.
Next, mix a small amount of black food gel with a small amount of water. Then, paint the ends of the feet and hands.
Use a smaller detail brush to paint the eyes on Porky. Do the same thing for Petunia only add a few eyelashes.
Next, add the mouth and glue Petunia’s flower on her head.
If you want to see a short love story for Valentine’s Day, watch the “Hogs and Kisses” video. If you watch it, you will see how Porky and Petunia met.
I think these would be a good set of cookies to take to a BBQ. You could even add a little scarf around Porky’s neck.
Petunia looks like she is already ready for a BBQ or maybe even a Luau Party! Just imagine her in a grass skirt and bikini top! LOL
Don’t they make a cute couple? I can feel the love from the “Hogs and Kisses Cookies.” Can you?