I am a sucker for Dachshund cookies because I have two little cuties of my own, but these Valentine’s Cookies are the cutest little new cutters in my collection.
I made red velvet cookies and decorated these for Valentine’s Day, but you could use any seasonal theme you like or even decorate them with the colors of your favorite Weiner dog! A little marbling or wet-on-wet decorating and you could have some pretty cute little dogs.
I stuck with very simple this time, and anyone could decorate these cookies, they are all one color with heart-shaped sprinkles for the nose and I used a marker for the eyelashes. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
I show you how to decorate these adorable doxie cookies but also share the best way to package them. Check out the video tutorial for tips on how to make and package these cookies!
Check out the step-by-step video tutorial
For these cookies I used Sweet Sugarbelle’s Red Velvet Roll-out cookie recipe. The cookie recipe yielded about 20-24 regular size cookies. I like a thicker cookie so I roll out my cookies to 3/8″ using my Cookie Countess Precision Rolling Pin. The thickness of your cookie will change the cookie yield.
Prepping Royal Icing
Box of Chocolate Icing Guide
This cookie set include 6 icing colors using purple, blue, and pink. I made a purple using vivid violent from Cookie Countess, blue using sky blue americolor, pink using soft pink americolor.
Helpful Decorating Tips and Tricks
I like to break up the decorating process over a few days. It works better for my stage of life to do a little each day. Here is a sample timeline to show how long each step takes.
Make and bake my cookies. I do not chill my dough so usually, this takes about 1 hour from start to finish. Mix royal icing, color, and prep all the icing bags. I like to color the day before because the colors will deepen over time.
Outline and Flood Cookies. Make sure to allow them to dry in front of a fan for 1-2 hours before adding details. Add final details like airbrushing, piping and stenciling.
Always take pictures of your beautiful cookies. Make sure to allow 10-14 hours of drying time before packaging your cookies. I like to store mine on a baking pan with a lid overnight.
Tools included in this tutorial:
- 3 Food Gels: Purple, Blue, Pink,
- 6 Icing bags
- 3 #2 PME tips
- 3 Couplers
- Dachshund cookie cutter from Simply Renee Sweets
These would be the perfect gift to give to your dog groomer or veterinarian, or even your dog walker or doggy daycare workers for Valentine’s Day.
I know you can handle decorating these cookies, a very first-time decorator can do all one color with one outline, one flood, and one little teardrop shape after they dry. It’s that simple, and I added sprinkles while the flood icing was wet. You can do this one, just give it a try!