Think Ink- Conversation Heart Fast Sugar Cookies

cookie tutorialConversation hearts are a necessary part of the Valentine holiday, even though they taste like chalk! We buy them, give them, and decorate with them because they’re cute. These Conversation Heart Fast Sugar Cookies are not only cute, they taste good too! And if you don’t have a steady hand, mad piping skills or a projector to provide a guide, never fear! I have a very simple solution for you today, so keep reading!

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Just start with a basic iced cookie that has dried at least 12 hours.
{You can reference recipes and tips for this part of the process over on my blog.}

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Then you just need a little stamp set and edible ink pens.  I had this set of stamps in my scrapbook stash, but they actually had no evidence of ever being used, (along with lots of my dusty scrapbook supplies).  I used my Americolor brand pens to ink the letters and stamped right onto my dry cookies.

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Drying time is super quick and you can package them and wrap them up in a jiffy.

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I even busted into a few other stamps.  I found that the rubber stamps worked a little better than the acrylic stamps.  However, with this postage stamp, the imperfection seemed to work.
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Now for an even easier way to ink your cookies!

I can’t tell you how many people tell me how they don’t have the patience to do that much detail on something that will just be eaten.  I totally get that it’s not everyone’s thing. But there is a way to get a bit of a fancy look on a cookie in 3 seconds!

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Meet color mist (think cookie spray paint).  This stuff is readily available in most grocery stores.  I have tried other brands of spray color, some work better but are more expensive and some I didn’t have any luck with at all.  But I used this one because it is the easiest to find.

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Just grab a paper doily, and use one finger to hold it in place while you spray.

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No, they don’t turn out perfect, but the overall effect is pretty fun. My kids were pretty proud of their masterpieces.  Nothing like immediate gratification.

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I also got out a greeting card I thought would make a cool design.

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So there’s a little cheater way to make your cookies impress! Just like a spray tan, it’s a lot faster than sweating it out as you lay there/frost for hours. (Not that I would know, I’m as pale as they come.  I just like to make analogies.)

If you are ready for more, take a look at my other Valentine cookies that took longer to make.

About the Author: Ashleigh is the creative mom of three and blogger from Bee in Our Bonnet. Ashleigh spent a few years blogging on Somewhat Simple as our Baking Contributor.

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  1. LOVE this idea! I have sooooo many stamps, and I would love to be able to use them in the kitchen! ♥

  2. Wow, candy conversation hearts I actually want to eat! I am thrilled to know that you can stamp cookies, too. Thanks for the ideas.

  3. Have that spray sitting in my pantry – now I know a really clever way to use it! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh Ashleigh, You’ve done it again! I have THOUGHT of trying this, but you actually DID it! It looks fabulous and I may just have to follow suit:)

  5. This blog is great source of information which is very useful for me. Thank you very much.

  6. Oh boy. This takes some talent! Beautiful.

  7. Oooh, these look delish! I’ve always wanted to see how the Color Mist worked out – thanks for tutorial!