Valentines Day Giant Heart Cookie

This Giant Heart cookie will make your Valentine go awwwwwww. 

It will melt her heart instantly. 

Valentines Day Cookie

I baked this Giant Heart Cookie for my Valentine this year. It was something different from the years of cake I’ve been giving. This year i wanted to give my Whole HEART! ( I mean i do every year) just in different dessert forms.

This year was something gingery, something buttery, something less cakey.. It was a Giant Gingerbread heart cookie with cream cheese frosting and handmade fondant pink roses.

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Gingerbread Cookie

It’s pretty simple to construct the entire Giant heart cookie from scratch. Just some basic ingredients, piping and assembly and tada!!! An edible heart baked from the heart.

First to get started, you’ll need the following basic tools/ ingredients:

  • One large heart cookie cutter and another smaller one
  • 2 Giant heart cookies ( Made from your favourite Cookie Recipe)
  • One Batch of Cream Cheese frosting
  • One empty bowl ( to mix the pink gel into the cream cheese frosting)
  • Wilton Pink Gel
  • Wilton Round decorating tip ( I use Wilton 2A )
  • Piping Bag
  • Fruits for decoration ( Optional)
  • Fondant Flowers for decorating ( Check out how I made some of these fondant flowers here)
  • Dried Rose Petals ( For Decor)

Cookie Ingredients

The First Step of making your giant heart cookie

You’ll need to make a batch of your favourite sugar cookie recipe. I use my all time favourite Gingerbread cookie recipe ( Nobody says gingerbread cookies are for Christmas Baking only). Then using a giant heart shape cookie cutter, cut out the shape on the cookie dough. Using another smaller heart shape cookie cutter, place the cutter in the middle of the dough and cut out a smaller heart shape so you end up with a cookie with a heart cut out in the middle. I use Wilton From The Heart Nesting Cookie Cutter Set.It comes with 2 different heart shape cookie cutters smooth edges + 2 other heart cutters with jagged edges. Pretty fancy i must say!

Cream Cheese frosting

How to go about assembling the Giant Heart Cookie?

After that, you need a batch of white frosting. It can be cream cheese, buttercream etc. Use some Pink gel to color part of the frosting. Fill the colored frosting into a piping bag and pipe mini dots on the top side of one of the heart cookie.

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cream cheese cookies

Place the other cookie on top of the fully piped cookie and set in fridge for about 2-3 mins. This is to prevent the frosting from “smashing” when you top the cookie with your decoration ( fruits + flowers).

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giant heart cookie

Lastly. Camwhore all the way! Isnt this Giant Heart Cookie the perfect gift to your Valentine? The color is so sweet. Feel free to play around with your favourite colors. I’m pretty sure a Lavender or sky blue piping will do the trick as well.

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Valentines day giant cookie

I’ve included the Cookie recipe below. You probably need to half the recipe if not you might end up with a few big hearts. But feel free to make more and distribute the love around :))

Do feel free to tag me on instagram @Sherbakes or comment below if you have tried the recipe 🙂 Happy Baking!

Valentines Day Giant Heart Cookie
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Decorating Time
30 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

A sweet giant heart cookie for your Valentine 

Course: cookie, Dessert, giantcookie, valentinesday
Cuisine: desserts
Keyword: cookies, desserts, gingerbreadcookies, valentinesday, valentinesdaycookies
Servings: 4 people
Ingredients
Ingredients for Gingerbread Cookies:
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp mixed spice
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3/8 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Ingredients for Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 125 g cream cheese
  • 60 g unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
Instructions
Steps for cookies:
  1. In a small bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, mixed spice together
  2. In another bowl, beat butter, brown sugar and egg on medium speed until fluffy
  3. Add molasses and vanilla and continue to mix well
  4. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients until smooth
  5. Divide dough into half and wrap each in plastic wrap and put in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours or overnight
  6. Preheat oven to 375DegF. At the same time, prepare baking pans by lining with non stick baking paper or parchment paper
  7. Roll dough btw 2 plastic wrap so it wont stick to the rolling pin until 1/4 inch thick
  8. Cut out giant cookies with big heart shape cookie cutter and then using a smaller heart shape cookie cutter, cut out the middle of the giant heart and place on baking sheet. Make sure each cookie is about 1-2 inches apart. Repeat steps until you get a few cookies. You only need 2 but better to make more incase some looks funny or you accidentally destroyed some in the process.

  9. Bake cookies for 10-12mins mins. Remove from oven and let cool completely before decorating

Steps for making cream cheese frosting
  1. Add cream cheese and butter into a big mixing bowl and beat until fluffy

  2. Add icing sugar and milk and mix until silky and smooth 

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How to make giant heart cookie

 

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