Bakery Desserts Food Holidays

Love Letter Cookies

February 7, 2012

In case you missed yesterday’s post, I made these cookies to celebrate the 2nd day in our 14 day lovefest. These sugar cookies are soft and buttery with just the slightest touch of lemon. Tell me who wouldn’t want to get a love letter that’s sweet enough to eat?

Products Used:

Williams Sonoma “Message in a Cookie” Cutter
Williams Sonoma decorating pen
Wilton piping bags
Wilton jumbo heart sprinkles
$1 Mailbox from Target $1 section


  • Reply Natalie February 7, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Yum! Love the top picture! Fabulous!


    • Reply missy February 9, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      They are nummm… Take it from the girl who ate a dozen herself. I think I’ve had my fix! Ha

  • Reply Kelly February 7, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I am so excited; I’ve been looking for a cute Valentines Day gift idea, and these cookies are perfect! I love that they have a touch of lemon in them… makes them different (and better!) than the average sugar cookie! I have printed out the recipe for the cookies and icing and will be running out to get the supplies today! Thanks, PinkPistachio, your blog continues to be amazing, as always! xo

    • Reply missy February 9, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      Kelly, I think you’ve got to be one of my sweetest readers. First your post on Facebook and now this? Can you just fill my head with sweet every things daily please? Ever blogger reads a reader like you in their life. Serious. xo

  • Reply Ashley February 7, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    This look so good! I will be making them for my husband for Valentines Day. Let’s just hope mine look as perfect as yours 🙂

    • Reply missy February 9, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      They’re fairly simple. Just go slow with the icing and detailing and they’ll turn out great! Excited for you!!!

  • Reply Courtney February 7, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I tried making sugar cookies the other day and they did not turn out good so thanks for sharing your recipe it will save me the hassle of finding a new one.

    • Reply missy February 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      I hope you approve! They’re my mom’s recipe that have earned the stamp of “favorite cookie” for Vday! xo

  • Reply DevonRiesenberg February 7, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks for sharing the recipe! I need to get some cute cookie cutters like this one 🙂

    • Reply missy February 9, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      The williams sonoma ones are worth the investment. they come with a star as well as a heart. watch the tutorial on the website to see how you can stamp personal messages in cookies too! i use them for baby showers, particularly to stamp out baby’s name!

  • Reply Anna @ The Guiltless Life February 7, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    I just love that frosting idea, I know I said so yesterday but I just can’t get over how cute these are!

    • Reply missy February 9, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      It’s a quick whip up when you don’t have meringue powder lying around! ha!

  • Reply Anne February 7, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    These are really great! My little girlies would love to make these with me. Just wondering- have you found any other great decorating pens besides Williams Sonoma brand? Since we don’t have one in FC and they are out of white online, I’m wondering if there is another brand that will work as well? I’ve used decorating pens from Michaels before but they seemed a bit to runny and gel-ish.

    • Reply missy February 9, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      Yeah, I know what you’re talking about. I haven’t found any other pens that work the same way. However… you could just melt white chocolate and put it into a piping bag/ziplock and cut a tiny hole in the corner. It’d be basically the same idea. The williams sonoma pens are white chocolate.

  • Reply Serena February 8, 2012 at 3:38 am

    I was hoping when you posted these yesterday that you would share the recipe – thankyou! I’ve always been scared of Royal Icing, but this is the perfect opportunity to try it out 🙂

    • Reply missy February 9, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      This royal icing recipe is waaaay easier than the tradition egg white or meringue powder versions. Can’t wait to hear how they turn out! xo

  • Reply Leigh February 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Those are so unique and darling! Love them!
    Luvv, Leigh B

    • Reply missy February 9, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      THanks, Leigh! xo

  • Reply Pamela December 28, 2013 at 5:52 am

    These are sooo adorable! I can hardly wait to make them. Thank you for the recipe and great pictures to follow by.

  • Reply Kris January 25, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    These are adorable! I haven’t tried making them but my So isn’t a big fan on lemon flavored anything so do you think mint extract might be a decent fill in?

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