Sweets for the Sweet: Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies

This week is Sweets for the Sweet week on First News AM. Today we are making heart shaped Valentine's Day sugar cookies.

Your favorites sugar cookie recipe, or Dry Sugar cookie mix with rolled cookie recipe on back of package. Heat shape cookie cutter.

Ready-to-use rolled fondant, pink and red Concentrated paste icing color.

Rolling pen, powdered sugar, piping gel, and small pastry brush.

Disposable decorating bag for each color icing used, couplers, and decorating tip#3. Cake Sparklers (edible glitter). 1 recipe Royal Icing.

Royal Icing
3 tablespoons Wilton Meringue Powder
1lb. (4 cups) sifted confectioners' sugar
6 tablespoons warm water.

Beat ingredients until icing forms peaks (7 to 10 minutes to low speed with a heavy duty mixer, or 10-12 minutes at high speed with a hand held mixer.

Bake and cool cookies. Color fondant, and roll out 1/16th of an inch thick on surface dusted with powered sugar. Cut out fondant with cookie cutter used when cutting cookie dough. Brush back of cut fondant with piping gel and attach to the top of cookie. Decorate fondant with royal icing. Using tip #3 outline fondant shape with icing, next print message in center of cookie, and, or add dots and swirls. While icing is still moist sprinkle with Cake Sparkles. Allow icing to dry over night before packaging cookies in gift bags.

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