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Perched in Paradise Cookie

Valentine’s Day is a day for love birds! Change the make-ahead royal icing drop flowers to shades of pink and red to make your cookie more traditional.


Difficulty: Somewhat Easy


Step 1

In advance: Make flowers. Using royal icing, pipe 10 each tip 224 drop flowers in rose and yellow; add tip 3 dot centers.

Step 2

Make extras to allow for breakage; let dry. Also mold 2 bird candies without heart portion using melted white candy. Refrigerate until firm; unmold.

Step 3

Roll out dough. Cut cookie using second largest heart cutter. Trim 1/2 in. off bottom point. Bake and cool. Pipe tip 7 outline cage using royal icing; position bird candies.

Step 4

Pipe tip 7 outline perch and bottom border. Attach flowers to border; add tip 349 leaves. Form a loop with 4 in. of ribbon; attach ends with icing.

Step 5

Attach loop and flowers at top with icing. Add tip 349 leaves.

**Combine Lemon Yellow with Golden Yellow for yellow shown.