These stunning floral cookies are easy to make and will definitely impress your Valentine! First, frost your sugar cookies and make sure they are completely dry before starting on the decoration. Then, use a thicker royal frosting or a gel frosting to create a simple floral design. Use a small damp paintbrush to make downward strokes until the frosting has feathered and resembles a flower petal. Add any extra polka dots or pearl sprinkles to give them a finished look. Make sure to let them dry completely before stacking.
Be sure to get creative and have fun!
A chocolate and wine pairing is the perfect way to indulge on Valentine’s Day and add a special twist to the traditional box of chocolates! We went to our local Chocolatier, Chocolate Maya in Santa Barbara, for advice about this pairing. Their chocolate truffles are delicious and unique but their suggestions provided us with some general rules to follow:
- Riesling and white wines pair best with white and milk chocolates
- Rosé is a good match for sweet and citrus flavors
- Cabernet Sauvignon and lighter reds pair well with dark chocolate and fruity flavors
- Merlot and darker reds go well with the darkest chocolates and spices
Be sure to ask your local Chocolatier about their favorite wine and chocolate pairings for Valentine’s Day!