Valentine’s Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting

I’m on a mission to bring back buttercream.  A quick Pinterest search for sugar cookies will reveal that royal icing is currently stealing the show, but I’m on a mission to change that!  I’m not a fan of the work that goes into royal icing and buttercream will always taste better.  “But April,” you’ll say “Royal icing is so pretty!”  I’m proving once and for all that we can have pretty and buttercream-all at the same time.  I whipped up a batch of my favorite sugar cookies (recipe here) and had some fun playing with buttercream for valentine’s sugar cookies.

We whipped up a batch of our favorite sugar cookies and had some fun playing with buttercream for these perfect valentine's sugar cookies. Learn More!

Valentine’s Sugar Cookies with Buttercream, 5 ways:

 

1. Quick & Easy

If you want to go quick and easy, this is it!  Simply whip up some frosting, put it in a ziploc bag and snip off the tip.  Zigzag across the top and add sprinkles if you’re feeling fancy!

2. Funny

We made these a few years back for our neighbors and they were a huge hit!  Everyone loves a dino with lips-especially if it’s a cookie!

 

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3.  Dunkers!

This is the greatest thing you can do with leftover dough or pieces of dough that are too small for the bigger cookie cutters as you make your other cookies.  I keep mini-cutters on hand just for this-little mini cookies that are perfect for dunking in frosting.  My kids love this too!

4. Send a Message

I have got to work on my lettering.  Two secrets go along with these cookies.  The first is to pipe around the edges and then fill the middle with frosting-that gives the edge a nice smooth look.  The second is to use black cocoa in your frosting instead of food coloring to make it black.  This prevents black teeth and makes the frosting chocolate flavor!  So yummy.

5. Fun with Sprinkles

If you have some time on your hands and you’re wanting to get a little intricate-patterns with sprinkles are the way to go!  This was still so easy to do and with all of the fun sprinkles, the options are endless!

Are you a buttercream or a royal icing fan?  Comment below!

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Emoji Chocolate Bark | Valentine’s Day Treat

Emoji Chocolate Bark makes a simple and adorable Valentine’s Day Treat!

Emoji Chocolate Bark makes a simple and adorable Valentine's Day Treat! This white chocolate dessert is perfect for a school party or birthday.

With a 5th grade daughter in the house, we are a little Emoji crazy around here! We’ve got the pillows, the phone case, and you name it anything else emoji related is coming in this house. My daughter’s birthday party theme was even emoji and I’ve rounded up some amazing emoji party cakes in the past.

When I stumbled across some adorable emoji M&M’s at Target, I immediately wanted to buy them all up to use for a Valentine’s Day treat! Needless to say my daughter was thrilled. I think she scream at the top of her lungs in Target. That’s another thing 5th grade girls are crazy about… doing high pitched screams! ha!

Emoji Chocolate Bark makes a simple and adorable Valentine's Day Treat! This white chocolate dessert is perfect for a school party or birthday.

I decided to make some Emoji White Chocolate Bark Valentine’s Day treats as that is about the simplest thing you can make and looks adorable packed up in cute bags.

Along with yellow M&M’s I wanted my dessert to have some color. I found some cute and colorful candy hearts from Wilton at Target too. Any Valentine’s Day Candy Sprinkles will do for chocolate bark —> look for some here.

To make Emoji Chocolate Bark, just melt a large glass bowl full of white chocolate chips or vanilla almond bark for about 1 minute in the microwave. Stir and melt for 30-60 more seconds and stir until creamy.

Pour onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Sprinkle Emoji M&M’s and heart candy sprinkles onto the melted chocolate.

Emoji Chocolate Bark makes a simple and adorable Valentine's Day Treat! This white chocolate dessert is perfect for a school party or birthday.

Place the baking sheet into the refrigerator for about 20 minutes or until the white chocolate has totally hardened.

Emoji Chocolate Bark makes a simple and adorable Valentine's Day Treat! This white chocolate dessert is perfect for a school party or birthday.

Cut the candy into pieces and you’ve got an adorable Valentine’s Day treat!

 

If you can’t find the Emoji M&M’s, here are some alternative ideas:

• Use a black edible marker to draw emoji faces on yellow Mega M&M’s (I recommend these edible –>markers)

• Instead of M&M’s, you could use any small emoji candies! I’ve found seen some emoji conversation hearts and emoji gummies that would be fun.

 

Watch us make this fun and simple treat in the video below. Please subscribe to my Youtube channel HERE.

 

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Emoji Chocolate Bark makes a simple and adorable Valentine's Day Treat! This white chocolate dessert is perfect for a school party or birthday.

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