After rolling,cutting ,baking and cooling your cookies, dip the pointed part of the heart into melted chocolate.Let that set for about 10 minutes.Then mix together the powdered sugar icing(see below),and tint with desired food coloring(I use Americolor food coloring,available at http://www.fancyflours.com/ ). Carefully spread your icing around the back end of the heart cookie.Let set again for about 15 minutes.Use both your melted chocolate and colored icings to add details such as the spots,eyes and nose.
- You may also use decorative sprinkles,nonpareils,etc. instead of all of the icing work.
- You can use ready made frosting if it is easier for you.
- You may also use red candy melts for the rounded end of the hearts,just dip the cookie into the red melted chocolate and let set on parchment or wax paper.
Powdered Sugar Icing:
1- 1lb. box of confectioners' sugar
Place the sugar in a large bowl.Add the water,less than 1/4 c.,slowly and stir until it reaches a spreadable consistency...you may need a bit more water,if so add it in small amounts,so that your icing isn't too runny.If you find you have added too much water,no worries,just add more sugar until you reach the right consistency.I then split the icing into different smaller bowls and add the desired food colorings.
I honestly do not measure when I make this icing,I just go by the thickness of the icing.This is like mixing paints,your kids will love it!