How to Make Bread & Butter Valentine Cookies
If someone asked me to name two of my favorite things, bread and butter would definitely be near the top of that list. It goes so far as I would pick restaurants based on whether they serve free bread before each meal.
I'm not alone with my love of buttery carbs, am I?
As a fan of both bread and butter, the cookies I’m about to show you hold a special place in my heart. These bread & butter Valentine cookies should put a smile on the faces of fellow carb-lovers.
Plus, I think they are fairly quickly and easy to recreate.
Here’s a short tutorial on how to decorate these bread & butter Valentine cookies.
Bread Cookie Cutter
Available in the shop is this new bread cookie cutter.
This bread cookie cutter is available in a number of sizes, however it's the LARGE size that I will be decorating in the steps below. The LARGE size also fits perfectly in these single 4"x4" gift boxes.
Template for the Bread & Butter Valentine Cookies
I think, for the most part, these bread & butter Valentine cookies are relatively easy to decorate. However, to help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of the design available.
You can download the bread & butter Valentine cookie template HERE.
If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.
The Decorating Process
For these bread & butter Valentine cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Brown medium-consistency icing (I used Rainbow Dust Chestnut Brown.)
- Tan flood icing (I mixed Americolor Ivory with a touch of Chestnut Brown.)
- Darker Tan flood icing (I mixed a little more Chestnut Brown into the tan icing above.)
- Butter Yellow medium (I used a little amount of Americolor Lemon Yellow.)
- Black piping icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
Begin by adding a quarter-inch thick boarder around the cookie with brown icing. Let that icing set.
Once the "crust" icing crusts over, flood the middle area with tan icing. Then quickly add darker tan accent spots. Shake the cookie to smooth the icing if necessary. Let the cookie dry about 1-2 hours.
Once the base layer had time to dry, add the bread's face detail. Also, add a yellow square in the middle for the butter, as shown. I left "dents" on the sides to make room for the bread arms. Let this icing set for 20 minutes.
Next, add a thin layer of "butter drips" and arm outlines. Let the cookie dry completely before moving on.
For the final details, add the face to the butter. I used a PME #1 tip to get the thin lines.
An optional step, lightly rub on watermelon petal dust to add rosy cheek accents.
The steps above are summarized in the time-lapsed video below.
Not only are these bread & butter Valentine cookies are relatively easy to make, they make the perfect puns for Valentine's Day! Off the top of my head, I can think of a few I found amusing.
"To my Butter half!" "You make my life Butter!" "You're the Butter to my Toast!"
The list goes on!
As mentioned before, the bread cookie cutter is available in a few sizes, but the LARGE size will fit perfectly inside a single favor 4″x4″ gift box. (Shown above.)
As an alternative, this bread cookie cutter can be decorated in a number of ways. Often times you'll see it decorated for sets like "You're the peanut butter to my jelly!" (Sugarbelle has a cute example of that you have to see.) It's a pretty versatile cutter great for different occasions.