Each year, Susie bakes and decorates Valentine cookies for family members.
How do I get one?
Susie in baking mode. Am I really this short?
She hangs them on branches in her living room.
Tips from Susie: Make plenty of extra cookies – they get eaten up quickly! Any rolled sugar cookie recipe will do – I think I usually use a Martha Stewart version.
Use a straw to “punch” holes in the unbaked cookie so you have a place to tie your ribbons. I have been collecting ribbons for the tree for years – I clean and reuse them every year. The quince branches are usually purchased from Urban Gardener (local florist).
The icing is a royal icing recipe – egg whites and powdered sugar –
again from a Martha Stewart recipe. I use red food coloring in different amounts to achieve different shades of pink/red. Sometimes I use a purplish color to mix it up!