Conversation Hearts are a staple for Valentine’s Day…. buttttttt, I’m personally not a fan. I mean if there was a bowl of them sitting in front of me would I eat some (or all depending on the day)? Probably. If I had a choice to have a bowl of them in front of me, I would say no thanks. If I had a choice to have a bowl of these super yummy sugar cookie conversation hearts in front of me though…. I would obviously say yes! I’m not being biased at all.
I didn’t create this sugar cookie or royal icing recipe, but they are so good. I was reading that a sugar cookie recipe needs to be very particular when making cut outs, so I didn’t want to mess with that. As for the royal icing, I just had no clue what to do for it, so I followed a recipe.
The royal icing recipe made more than enough for how many cookies this batch of dough made. I actually threw out some frosting. For filling or flooding the royal icing- play around with what works for you. I started off with a tooth pick, then tried just squeezing it and flooding it, and finally I ended up spreading it with a knife. That worked best for me, you can google “royal icing flooding techniques” and find what works best for you.
I googled “Conversation Heart Phrases” and played around with them. I also channeled my inner Beyonce, cause why wouldn’t you when given the chance?