Make Cupid’s Arrow Cookies With Your Kids (or Roomies) This Weekend
Worried that Cupid will be too busy this V-Day to strike your sweetie with a love arrow? Well, worry no more, because these arrows are 10 times more powerful than Cupid’s. These are perfect cookies to whip up this February 14 for a Valentine-themed party, your little boo’s Valentines for school, or for munchin’ on while spending the night in.
– 2 cups butter
– 1 cup sugar
– 2 teaspoons of vanilla
– 4 cups of flour
– heart cookie cutter
– cake pop sticks
– food coloring
– Wilton Pearl Dust
– parchment paper
– rolling pin
– paint brushes
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wait until the butter is soft and then mix all ingredients together. Then, chill in fridge for about 2 hours.
2. Roll out the dough until ¼ inch thick. Cut with heart-shaped cookie cutter. Then, roll out another chunk of dough and, using the knife, cut an arrow tail shape.
3. Place parchment paper on the cookie sheet and assemble the arrows. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
4. Melt icing in a pot over medium-low heat. Once the cookies are completely cool, dunk each end into the icing. Pull out immediately and let dry on the parchment paper.
5. Mix Wilton Pearl Dust, a drop of food coloring, and a drop of water together to create an edible paint. Once icing is dry, paint on your cookie.
Mix together the soft butter, sugar, vanilla, and flour.
Stir until it forms dough. You may need to knead with your hands. Once it’s formed into a ball, stick it in the fridge for about two hours. Chilling the dough will prevent the cookies from spreading while baking.
Once chilled, roll the dough and cut out hearts and arrow tips. To really prevent cookies from spreading while baking, only roll the dough out once. You can use the scraps to make circle cookies that can be the bullseyes for your arrows.
Attach the heart and arrow to the cake pop stick. Place them on parchment paper to bake.
Check them out! The last pro tip we can give for avoiding “bloated” cookie arrows is cooking them on parchment paper, which also provides a quick and easy cleanup.
Grossed out by the taste of fondant, but love the smooth finish? Same here. Solution: Melt your icing over the stove. Once it has melted to a soupy texture, dip your cookies in.
Dip and reveal! Our pot wasn’t large enough to fit our whole arrow, so we dipped the heart and the tail separately.
The stick really makes its easier to dip and get a smooth finish.
Attach the pieces back together and let them dry.
Time to mix up your edible paint. We used Wilton Pearl Dust mixed with a few drops of food coloring, and then added a drop of water. Stir together to form your paint.
Time to get creative! Polka dots are always a cute choice.
The mix of stripes and polka dots really makes this cookie stand out. Almost too pretty to eat! Nope, it’s a cookie. Gonna eat it.
No pattern or combination of patterns is off limits.
Just like Cupid’s arrows, these cookies will definitely make someone fall in love with you.
Can it be Valentine’s Day every day?
Would these satisfy your sweet tooth? Or your sweetie’s sweet tooth? Let us know what you think! Leave your comments and questions below!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)