How To Make Decorated Valentine Chalkboard Sugar Cookies

Learn how to make some fun Valentine's Day chalkboard decorated sugar cookies with this royal icing cookie decorating tutorial!! 

Valentine's Day chocolate decorated sugar cookies that look like a chalkboard

I know. I know. I'm barely squeezing these in here before the big day. Before the premiere love event of the year. Before all those warm and fuzzy feelings of fondness and devotion come bubbling up and out in once-in-a-lifetime display of affection. I am, of course, referring to the after Valentine's Day low priced chocolate sale coming up next Tuesday. 

But in case you were thinking about Monday... a little heads up - there are only 2 more days until Valentine's Day. 

If you are female that roughly translates to 47 hours, 56 minutes and 12 seconds. 

If you are a male over the age of 17, you're pretty sure that equals about 19 light years. 

If you are an elementary school child, Valentine's Day may never come.

And if you are a parent of one of those children and still need to buy candy on which they can labor for hours printing their names only to squish it into their backpack 7 seconds later... You've got negative 2 weeks. Sorry. That candy sold out weeks ago. You're just going to have to buy Easter candy and scribble all over it with a red sharpie and hope for the best. 

Or... you could always make cookies! (You know that's MY vote!!)

Valentine's Day chocolate decorated sugar cookie tutorial step by step

How to make Valentine chalkboard decorated sugar cookies:

Step 1.

Outline and fill the entire cookie with a medium consistency dark gray or black royal icing. Let dry overnight or for at least 8 hours

Step 2.

Place drops of white food coloring on a plate. Add a drop of red or fuchsia, or a combination of the two to each drop of white coloring. Stir to combine completely. Let sit for 20-30 minutes to thicken and become more opaque.  

Step 3.

With a damp brush, paint your designs on the cookie! Try to avoid using too much water. If you make a mistake, you can quickly "wash" the spot with a clean, damp brush for 2-3 seconds and then blot dry with a paper towel.

See it all come together in this Valentine chalkboard cookie decorating video tutorial.

Valentine's Day chocolate decorated sugar cookies


Grab the cutters: Plaque cookie cutter and Lips cookie cutter

See how I made the lips sugar cookies here. 


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