How To Make Valentine’s Conversation Heart Cookies

Make Valentine’s Conversation Heart Cookies instead of buying the old stale candies at the store, and win over your valentine with a tasty and cute treat!

Check out the step-by-step video tutorial

I show you how to decorate these colorful conversation hearts, but also share the best way to package them. Check out the video tutorial for tips on how to make and package these cookies!  

For these cookies, I used my exclusive sugar cookie recipe and royal icing recipe.   The cookie recipe yielded about 35 small 2.5 inch cookies.  I like thicker cookies 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 includes 6 icing colors using pink, sky blue, green, lemon yellow, vivid violet, and white.   I made all the colors with Americolor food gels except the purple is violet-purple from the Cookie Countess. 

Helpful Decorating Tips and Tricks

Cookie Timeline

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. 

Day 3

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:

  • 6 Food Gels: White, Green, Pink, Lemon Yellow, Sky Blue, Vividly Violet
  • 12 Icing bags
  • 6 #2 PME tips
  • 6 Couplers
  • Stencils from 2T’s Stencils
  • Cello bag and paper shred from Amazon
  • 10×7 cookie box from  BRP Box Shop

Now you know how to make Valentine’s Conversation Hearts cookies, and it’s probably easier than you ever thought! There are a few different ways you can do the writing if you don’t have an airbrush, you can hand letter them with icing in a bag or use the stencil and some icing and do the wipe-over method of filing in the stencil with icing.

However you decide to make your cookies, I am excited to see how they turn out and be able to share your photos! So make sure you come back and leave a comment, and tag me online to see your cute candy-heart cookies!

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