February 11, 2010

Made with love

One of my latest Junior League projects was to bake heart-shaped cookies and deliver them to the Ronald McDonald House. I was so happy to bake cookies for the families and hope it warmed their hearts!

I enlisted Kimmie's help on how best to decorate the cookies since hers are always perfect. She suggested using royal icing and investing in squeeze bottles with removable tips. I found the perfect kit at Williams Sonoma. It may state kids on the box, but it was perfect for me :)


I typically do a glaze, but decided to give royal icing a try. Here it is all mixed up in the squeeze bottle and ready to go.


The icing ended up being really thick so I decided to go with a heart design instead of covering the whole cookie. I piped the outline first and went back and did the center heart. Next time I know to thin it out so I can cover the whole cookie smoothly.


I did a few larger hearts as well. Not smooth and perfect, but still cute :)


I sure do hope the families at the Ronald McDonald House enjoyed them!

16 comments:

Emma said...

They're beautiful! What a sweet gesture! Happy Early Valentine's Day! xoe

Simply Mel said...

Of course they enjoyed them - not only beautiful to the eye but I bet they were DEEEElicious!

Preppy 101 said...

Precious cookies! I am certain that the families will appreciate these yummy treats! xoxo

Sherrie said...

They look great! I have never tried royal icing, but it always looks wonderful.

Annie said...

That was REALLY sweet of you! Great idea!

martha - caknitter said...

They look perfect to me and I'll bet they were delicious.

Miss Type-A said...

oh my gosh! so cute! yum

Kassie said...

I love that idea! So sweet. :)

BAH said...

Those look delicious! How cute!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Hearts always look adorable!! You did a great job. I'm gonna have to get some of those decorating bottles. They look nice. I know the families at the Ronald McDonald house loved your cookies. Love & blessings from NC!

*kimmie* said...

I'm so excited to be of help in creating these adorable cookies for such a GREAT cause! Happy Valentine's Day!

Erika said...

Awww...what a sweet thing to do for Valentine's Day!! :)

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

They are so pretty! And I bet really yummy too!

MCW said...

I love decorating cookies! Yours look so perfect!

SouthernBelleJM said...

So cute!!!!

QueenBeeSwain said...

you are just so dear- to lend your time and effort for such an incredible cause AND to make such darling cookies for them. they felt the love for sure!

xoox

kHm

 
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