With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, there are hearts everywhere. What better way to show your love to your sweetheart with a love letter in the form of a decorated cookie?

To make Love Letter Cookies you will need:

Step 1: Since we didn’t have the exact love letter cookie cutter we had in mind for this project, we frankensteined one using a house and heart cookie cutter. First cut out a house shape and a heart shape out of your cookie dough. Then cut the heart in half using the house cutter. Place the heart piece next to the house on your cookie tray so the two pieces bake together in the oven.

Love letter envelope made with house and heart cookie cutters

Step 2: Outline and fill the top portion of the envelope using the darker tan icing. Place royal icing heart transfer on top. Let set for 5 minutes.

outline top portion of the love letter envelope flap
Outline top of envelope
Fill will royal icing
Fill top of envelope
Add heart transfer
Add heart transfer

Step 3: Outline and fill the bottom portion of the envelope using the lighter tan icing. Allow icing to set 5 minutes

Note: Fill the large trapezoid in the middle first and let it set for 5 minutes before doing the side panels. This way you will see the different sections.

outline bottom portion of envelope in sections
Outline bottom portion of envelope
fill bottom portion of envelope with royal icing
Fill one section at a time

Step 4: Pipe criss-crossed lines on bottom of letter in red icing with a #1.5 tip. Immediately add white dashed lines on top with a #1.5 tip. Cut a piece of wafer paper in tag shape and write a note with edible marker. Place wafer paper tag on wet icing to adhere.

Add red lines to look like string
Add red lines to look like string
Add white dashed lines over the red to make look like string
Add dashed white lines over the red
Attach wafer paper note to wet icing
Attach wafer paper note to wet icing

Step 5: Pipe string lines in red icing with a #1.5 tip. Immediately add white dashed lines on top with a #1.5 tip. Let icing dry overnight before sending to your sweetheart.

Add curved lines in red royal icing
Add red curved lines
Add white lines over the red while it is still wet
Add dashed white lines over the red